Caught My Eye > Sham Patwardhan-Joshi

19Apr12

The Origomu site states that “Over 46,000 pieces of plastic litter are floating on every square mile of ocean today, killing 2 million sea birds and 100,000 marine animals every year, with many getting entangled in plastic six-pack rings.” To create awareness and re-use of plastic waste, Origomu invites and inspires people to make jewellery from these objects and shares the work on their site.

These are Sham Patwardhan-Joshi’s creations using six pack plastic rings, shells and thread. I loved the way it connects to the cause of saving marine life by using elements left over from settlements in the sea alongside elements left over from settlements on the Earth. Makes one think of what we contribute to the planet. The photography makes the creations look like undersea creatures and the names are evocative. Would love to see them for real.

Whirling Water Open by Sham Patwardhan-Joshi ( 1 six-packs used ),
Six Pack Rings, Sweet water shells, Thread

Window to the sea by Sham Patwardhan-Joshi ( 1 six-packs used ),
Six Pack Rings, Sweet water shells, Thread

Whirling Water Close by Sham Patwardhan-Joshi ( 1 six-packs used ), Six Pack Rings, Sweet water shells, Thread

Birth of a dolphin by Sham Patwardhan-Joshi ( 1 six-packs used ), Six Pack Rings, Sweet water shells, Thread

Crab Walk by Sham Patwardhan-Joshi ( 1 six-packs used ), Six Pack Rings, Sweet water shells, Thread

Coral Tree by Sham Patwardhan-Joshi ( 1 six-packs used ), Six Pack Ring, Coloured threads

All images from the Origomu website. Via Purvi Sanghvi

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2 Responses to “Caught My Eye > Sham Patwardhan-Joshi”

  1. I just wanted to say – I love your blog. It is truly inspirational – thanks for sharing!

    http://www.nikitashethdesigns.wordpress.com

  2. 2 Amrit

    Amazing thought process and genuine
    concern for the mother earth.



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