Thirza Schaap

Brekkie - Plastic Ocean | Special Edition Sculpture

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Unique editions by Thirza Schaap
5 Special Edition Sculptures from the project "Plastic Ocean" with a certificate.

Book Plastic Ocean:  Binding: Hardcover | Pages: 96 | Size: 21x29cm | Language: English | Sculptures: Size with glass: 22x20cm | Size without glass: 10 cm | Weight: 3kg | Certificate

About the work

Dutch artist Thirza Schaap has created a collection of miniature sculptures for 1605 Collective, using pieces of plastic waste found during her beach walks in Cape Town.

While working between The Netherlands and South Africa, Schaap initially created larger sculptures, ranging from 35 to 60 cm, in her studio or in nature, which were photographed and published in the book "Plastic Ocean" in 2020.

Schaap prefers to work outside, where nature can influence her art, and does not retouch the photographs, leaving them as spontaneous as possible. The limited edition version of the book includes a signed copy, a handmade miniature sculpture in a glass box, and a certificate of authenticity, with each of the five sculptures having a unique story and name.

The sculptures and photographs in the book address the ecological impact of consumption and question societal values. Despite their playful and quirky appearance, they evoke a sense of ecological grief and provide a profound and paradoxical reflection.

Check the names of the 5 sculptures

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