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Stewart Hagarth's Tide Chandelier

Tidechandelier4 We hear a lot about the useful, practical applications of recycling, but I love the way this 'Tide chandelier', by British designer Stewart Hagarth  works on a whole different level: it's a breathtaking illustration of the value that can come from honouring the things we would otherwise discard and forget...

It's made from hundreds of individual pieces of debris, which Haygarth found washed up on the same stretch of Kent coastline over many years.

Seen close up, the objects are mainly transluscent plastic; sunglasses, cigarette lighters, children's beach toys and some unidentifyable objects combine together in one unified whole. The spherical shape they create represents the moon, which affects the tides, and in turn washed up the debris.

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February 13, 2007 in Arts & information | Permalink

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