I love these ‘Assemblages’ by the artist Martin Waters.
Apparently they’re made from objects washed up on the coast at the Humber Estuary. Which puts a slightly different spin on them – they’re still beautiful, but also a reminder of how much plastic rubbish we’re putting into the sea.
The layout reminds me of Patrick Heron’s stripe paintings:
I love Patrick Heron so much, if I was a Russian oil billionaire I would have a painting by him in every room. Much better than buying rubbish football teams and multiple mega yachts.
There’s an amusing obituary of him (if that’s not a contradiction) by Adrian Searle, which you can read here – Heron is described as being dressed in ‘clashing shades of acrylic knitwear’ and a ‘lurid purple scarf’, which sounds fitting.