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Flotsam and Jetsam: The Cost of Modern Living by Meredith Andrews
Winter 2021
Bermuda National Gallery
Hamilton, Bermuda

Produced by Bermuda National Gallery in collaboration with Keep Bermuda Beautiful (KBB) to celebrate the launch of a public consultation process on the proposed ban of single use plastics by the Bermuda government, “Flotsam and Jetsam” by Meredith Andrews is a stark reminder of the cost of modern living.

In 2020 KBB cleared 22,250 pounds of litter and illegally dumped waste from locations across Bermuda. Much of this was generated on island, where it is estimated that 85% of litter is intentionally discarded. Here, Meredith Andrews turns our attention to intrinsic everyday items – a broken hair comb, a lost football and forgotten toys – reminding us of the short life span of these plastic objects and the implications of using them and discarding them.

[Image: Meredith Andrews, Bottles, 2021. Photograph. Installation photograph by Brandon Morrison]