For over 25 years Steve McPherson has used found objects from his local coast as a material within a range of artworks. Since 2007 the plastic shards and novelties have become his primary source of material, and a focus for the development of his concepts and concerns. Whilst he is colour blind, these discarded items, wave worn, and sun bleached are arranged sometimes by colour and alternatively by other specific taxonomies. They aim to reveal in subtle ways through the use of text, content and aesthetics, that truth, history and information are questionable and relative to our perception and use of it.
“…. Not only do the works highlight the problem of the amount of debris in the sea…. the mysterious, the unusual, the forgotten and lost. But these wreckage pieces these objects symbolise the history of the world up to this point, they are contemporary and future archaeology. They both explain and are unexplained at the same time. Each remnant acts as a conduit between potential, real and imaginary worlds, where personal and cultural memory reside. These are the objects of our lives, this is the material of the technologically advanced.”