Hello Friends, Im excited to tell you all that in December of this year I will be joining the team of all - girls research boat Sea Dragon as Artist in Residence on the Amazon leg of their journey to #maketheunseenseen We will be researching the effects of micro- plastics in the ocean on both our bodies and surrounding eco-systems. For more info see link below, in the meantime expect more updates on plans for #platicfreeliving + fundraising from now on!
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My name is Stella Marina, I am an Artist, Mariner and classic-boat restorer. I also enjoy mountaineering and hope, in the upcoming Exxpedition to become an ambassador for cleaner oceans around the world.
Whilst sailing across the Pacific in 2014 I became truly aware of the consequences that our everyday actions are having on the planet as a whole and realised that I must help to create change.
In my practice as an artist and print-maker, I seek to create a sense of immersion for the viewer, to draw them into a feeling or atmosphere emotive of new ways of thinking. Previously, a central theme in my practice has been the progressive relationship that humans have with the natural world and my work has explored the precarious balance between natural systems and our own manmade ones, seeking to demonstrate the fragility of our existence.
Goals and aims for the expedition
Onboard Sea Dragon my aim is to produce ways to visually process and communicate the data that we are collecting to a wider audience, in particular future generations. I also hope that through creativity we are able to find beautiful and practical means of navigating around the everyday use of plastic in our lives. As it is only by raising awareness of the unseen effects of toxins and micro-particles on both our bodies and the environment that we can hope to generate discussion around the topic