Creating with plastic ocean trash to Say No to a Plastic Sea.
Artist response after a move from a city to a sea. Revised edition 2017.
Creative education for a zero tolerance legacy.
Documenting the big stuff washed up on west coast Scotland to the tiny sand worn plastic washed up in Australia. How the project developed after 7 years in to Letsgotothebeach, a beach wear concept of beach clean designs using plastic ocean trash. To promote awareness and engage us all. (1st production successfully Kickstarter Crowd Funded: 100% cotton beachclean sarongs – tie it wear it wave it + say no to a plastic sea!) Looking for a publisher to make it affordable for us all, meanwhile we self published 652 pages, 35mm thick, 1.7 kilos: a discovery full of colour, ways of looking, ideas, creativity, inspiration and fun. Making visual impact to inspire; children, schools, communities, corporates and you. Making it hard to ignore.
A global issue on my doorstep. Documented, collected, created, photographed and written by Hannah Tofts MA RCA, artist/designer/accidental eco participator, Scotland. Designed and produced by Jan Battem, Amsterdam. Smart studio shots photographed by Shannon Tofts, Edinburgh.
Front cover: plastic bottle tops washed up on cold seaweed, west coast Scotland. Back cover: red toes and blue plastic washed up on hot sand, west coast Australia.
Reading while wearing your beachclean sarong? Post a pic wherever you are in the world!
Making visual noise to shout about no plastic in our waters.