FRETTING: An exhibition by Anita Chester
June 5 @ 11:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 pm
Fretting is a descriptive term for anxiety. It is also an activity: as a child I went “fretting” with my Dad, a Longshoreman of Eastbourne. On winter days, we would scour the sand at low tide, looking for valuable metal objects – coins, rings, medals etc.
Today, I continue this tradition of fretting, but now I collect plastic trash. I fret about the amount of plastic that is accumulating in our environment. The work in this exhibition is the expression of my feelings about plastic pollution in the ocean.
As a consumer, I want an alternative to plastic packaging, I want to see a coordinated strategy for effective recycling of plastic, and I want to reduce my dependence on this oil-based product.