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I’ve started gathering material for a new collaborative project. With the weather and storms in the last few months, there’s been an epic amount of detritus, flotsam and jetsam, drift wood, blowing up onto beaches. I always collect waste materials anyway, but now I will need to make even more of an effort and gather larger quantities in the coming months.

On the beach this time was someone creating wedding decorations from recycled material. The colours were amazing – greys, browns, greens and blue sky, with lurid neon plastics, pink netting, silver toenail polish.

There were a stack of mermaids purses too. Did the Dogfish make it amongst the plastic lighters lashing about in the storms?