Living by the coast it’s easy to become transfixed by all the objects that get washed up on the beach. Picking up bits of debris becomes strangely addictive and as a result, both my house and garden are littered with curiosities that have been gathered on various windy walks at the beach.
For this reason I was interested to see images from Mexican artist, Gabriel Orozco’s new show at the Guggenheim, New York. The exhibition called Astrerisms, takes beachcombing to a whole new level. 1,200 disparate, discarded objects harvested from the fringes of the Pacific Ocean are documented in a series of photographs and arranged as a giant rainbow blanket across the gallery floor.