‘The Garden Of The Deep'
by Diane Watson

Diane Watson was born in Stoke-on-Trent in 1968, developing an early fascination with pattern and colour inspired by the wallpaper sample books brought home by her painter and decorator father.

Diane’s current work focuses on the myriad of plastic items washed up by surge tides along the North East coast. Her collection of thousands of plastic tops, toys, bottles, lighters and other discarded items are used to create kaleidoscopic patterns reminiscent of the 1970s wallpapers of her childhood.

The installation:

Collaborating with Amanda White I will be installing a Garden of the Deep created from the 1000s of plastic bottles I find washed up on local beaches. Each bottle will be turned into a flower or plant to create an unnatural garden, highlighting the damage we are causing the natural environment.

An independent event, creating with the community