The amount of rubbish that accumulates on our shore lines is hugely worrying and a growing problem for the planet. It seems like no matter how remote you trek and how high you climb, there’s always a discarded plastic container there waiting for you.
Mariah Reading, an artist from Maine, USA, spends the majority of her time outdoors looking for inspiration for her art, based in nature and our natural surroundings. On noticing the amount of waste cluttering up her natural areas, she decided she had to reflect it in her work.
For her most recent project, Reading is looking at both the problem of wasteful littering and the way that art itself can be wasteful in materials also, taking the discarded items that clutter up her natural spaces and painting them to reflect the place in which they were left.