Delighted to get some publicity in this weeks paper for my ongoing project “Coping with Covid” which document first hand accounts (positive and negative) of people in Laois living within a pandemic by creating a visual document of this strange time in our history.
Check out the full article here https://www.leinsterexpress.ie/news/news/610353/life-in-laois-during-covid-19-pandemic.html
Well woke this morning in a bad ol' Covid mood- no walks or pool swims this week due to February feckin'' freeze-inness and being generally fed up of it all....and then look at what the post man brought to our door...A LETTER FROM THE MAN HIMSELF- SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH !!
We are beyond thrilled!!! The bairns, after a bit of encouragement and fed up with lock down inactivity, penned a letter to himself last month and sent him some pics of themselves (below) taken a few years ago at the beginning of my People Against Plastic campaign. They thanked him for for just being himself and he, being the wonderful human that he is, wrote back!
Love n light from the much cheered up Holland-Romes xxx
Yes that figure is correct…. people in the medical profession have to use disposable masks but no excuse for the rest of us…. and the surge in disposable mask use came at a time when we are clearly drowning in plastic. Single-use surgical masks caused "enormous" plastic waste, also they cannot be recycled through conventional recycling facilities so they are basically LANDFILL.
It was great late last year (in between lock-downs) to meet with the T.Y. students at Our Lady’s Bower secondary school in Athlone where together spent a morning making masks from their single use plastic whilst informing, guiding and listening to their thoughts about new ways to reduce plastic in their everyday lives.
Annie Holland is an Irish artist and photographer currently engaged in artworks that tackle and highlight, the growing problems of plastic pollution.