Sunday, June 16, 2013

"ArteMar" Project


A large number of ugly installations, basically made of trash caught in the ocean, can be found on the Sea Promenade between Cascais and Estoril. They are especially ugly when we see them on a grey day in the middle of June! The weather has been great the last couple of days, but temperatures will be dropping again and clouds are expected next week. It might be the price we are paying for the total disrespect for the elements by the humankind.

Below it's another installation still in progress:


This is my contribution to the City Daily Photo Mid-month Theme:
"Festival of the Solstice"
Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

24 comments:

Gine said...

Ou comment faire du beau avec de l'horrible!

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Very nice! I whish that more people recycled their garbage like that ;-)

Great shots!

Kind regards from the Netherlands,
Gert Jan

Sami said...

Lovely trash sculptures. What a great way to recycle rubbish. I just wish people were more respectful of our earth!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

They may be ugly JM, I think the first is tres clever, but they are as you say a sad indication as to how careless we are with our precious planet.. Excellent images for the 'solstice' theme.

Sharon said...

Interesting concept for this show. I kind of like that first one.

TexWisGirl said...

it is a good reminder not to litter.

ladyfi said...

Nice works of art.

sylvia kirkwood said...

How different and unusual! One can't help but wonder what it will take for people to begin to take better care of our world and will it be soon enough!! Great post, JM, as always.

VP said...

Mostly ugly, but I quite like the first one!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I think the first and last ones are pretty interesting, especially since they are trash.

RedPat said...

Very sobering installations!

Kovács Miklós said...

Great installations. The first and the last one are my favourites. Very good example how the art can rescue the sea. Greetings.

wilf said...

Indeed, we have to respect more the nature than to iphone, ipad etc...
I have to say, the art pieces are pretty amazing, well posted.

Chrissy Brand said...

I think they are all beautiful in their own way!

LONDONLULU said...

They may not be great beauties, but I like that first one quite a lot! So true, we are paying the price now for the way we've treated our planet. I wish more people in this (my) country would open their eyes and see that.

orvokki said...

Lovely art.

Ali Crehan said...

Wonderful installations - thank you for sharing.

Randy said...

Interesting installation.

Ann said...

Interesting take on the theme.

Jim Klenke said...

i love that people can create artwork from anything including trash.

Laura. M said...

Somos muy poco solidarios con la naturaleza.
Aquí hay patrullas de voluntarios, que de vez en cuando suben a la sierra a limpiar la basura que dejan cuando van a la nieve. Por qué no se la llevan para su casa?
Un beso

Spiderdama said...

Wow, this is impressive! I have never seen anything like this. I live by the coastline, but we do not have that much garbage..

Hilda said...

That is a great way to focus attention on how we're polluting our seas. Still, the fact that anyone has to call attention to it is sad.

Cezar and Léia said...

I think it's very creative!
Léia