Artist Stuart Haygarth took a 450 mile hike along the British coast from Gravesend in Kent to Land’s End in Cornwall. Along the way he looked for objects that were no longer used for their original purpose- he looked for “trash”.
“The essence of an object has something to do with the way it turns into trash,” Haygarth says. He means that when you take away what an item is originally intended for, a more authentic and genuine meaning comes out. The item is free to be whatever you perceive it to be.
We can see what artwork he strummed up along his epic hiking journey.