About the Artist Charlotte Yeo
I am a mature student, currently studying a fine art degree at petroc college in Barnstaple. I have been interested in art all my life and have sculpted from a young age. Although being a keen painter, sculpture is my main interest.
Being passionate about anti pollution I have made many pieces from items that would otherwise be polluting our planet.
As well as my sculpture in Teignmouth I also have a kinetic sculpture being exhibited in Dulverton leat until the end of July, which is made from two old bicycles that had been thrown in the river. I am also, working with Barnstaple museum on a piece involving their history.
I have had great pleasure building the plastic wall for trail art. It has been sad finding so much plastic on streets, beaches and in the country side though. I was amazed to find most of the milk cartons on my street over the last year, after the recycle lorries had left, which is very disappointing.
More of my work can be seen on my Facebook page, @charlotteyeoartist.
My sculpture uses the view through the negative space of the circle, to give ‘hope’ of a brighter future beyond the ugly plastic wall. Made from bottles found on beaches, streets and countryside, it shows if we all work together, we can still save our planet from plastic pollution.