My current work is all collage based; made with pieces of plastic and wood collected along the tide lines of beaches in the UK. I love the way they are worn and changed by the sea and salt. I don’t cut anything up, or change them – I search through my collection for the pieces which are right for the image I am making. My inspiration comes from the pieces themselves which suggest what they could become in a picture.


I love walking along beaches collecting my raw materials. I have always had a keen interest in the environment, I hope my pictures also raise awareness of the damage our throwaway society is doing to our seas and beaches.



All images © the artist 


Helena Shave Artist