Charlotte Allen was one of the eight artists exhibited as part of the Green Lens project at MAC, throughout August & September 2018.
This is Allen’s accompanying text to the artwork:
One of my joys in being a gardener is the participation in the life cycle, from sowing seeds to recycling organic matter into compost. By composting organic materials we can connect inputs and outputs and create a positive feedback loop.
Kitchen and garden waste that is put into a compost bin will become compost that can be used to grow fruit and vegetables which we can eat. The process of growth, death, decay, finalising in new soil fills me with awe. It saddens me to think that 7.7 million tonnes of the UK’s biodegradable waste is sent to landfill each year (DEFRA 2018).