In October 2017 I joined artist residency The Arctic Circle, sailing on board a traditionally rigged tall ship, exploring the coast of Svalbard in the Arctic.

During the expedition I collected plastic debris washed up onto the beaches. The outcome of this was Beach Clean (2017) installed from 24-27th November 2017 at St Pancras Parish Church Crypt, Euston as part of Cryptic 2017 – Art and Science.

I also collected daily samples of dust and other particles, which settle out of the atmosphere, on behalf of Dr Stephanie Wright and her team at King’s College London, to assess whether microplastics contaminate the air in this remote location.