Slowing down. Moving out of orbit. sailing off into the still reaches of ecological time where the only processes are decay and dissolution. When we view these items as rubbish, are we making the mistake of assuming that they still belong to us when actually they have moved beyond our reach?
Once an object moves out of the mayhem vortex of continual culture into the eddies of environmental time, we lose understanding of its role. Without a conception of end use, or end state defined with in our society an object becomes worthless, trash, litter, rubbish and its presence an eyesore to be ignored or avoided.
So something used is either not of us, and hence acceptable or natural, or of us and worthless, unacceptable, unnatural.
Ugly though they might be, we cannot continue to deny their presence.
We have to begin to learn to see these items as a part of the ecological history of the planet. Small moments in natural history that, since these objects will be around for hundreds of years, might aquire the status of relics. The archeology of the future on the beaches of today.
If you do use any of the images or ideas from this site, please let me know, I'd be interested to know what you come up with. Many thanks.