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After 6 months work in March 2019 'Lefkaxit' is installed overlooking the Gyra; a wetlands of significant importance in Lefkada Greece, focusing the viewers gaze onto the beautiful view through a frame of Single Use Plastics.
Created by Trudi with members of the weavers team 'Figos', Lefkogaia Recycling and 250 island participants, whilst the Brexit debate echoed around Europe.
'Lefkaxit' provides the opportunity for the public to interact with the sculpture allowing each individual to make their own journey about Single Use Plastics. Supporting text describes the evolution of the art work, the materials and the community engagement. Thousands of locals and now visitors interact and view 'Lefkaxit' each week.
Preparation getting ready for the Sculptural Installation in Lefkada, Greece for the 'Lefkaxit' project. Recycled plastic turned into plastic fabric, 'Plarn' plastic yarn woven on ancient looms. Trudi worked with local artists and crafts people using traditional techniques in a new way using recycled plastic.
'Figos' the island's weavers were instrumental in the creation of the 'Lefkaxit' Installation providing lengths of woven fabric made from 'Plarn' plastic yarn made from Single Use Plastic bottles on traditional looms.
190 children from the island schools attended workshops learning about Single Use Plastics, participating in weaving on the looms.
'Love My Gyra'
Beach Clean around the lagoon, Lefkada Greece. First event for 'Lefkaxit'. 70 participants helped remove 15 cubic meters of rubbish, mainly Single Use Plastics. Supported by National Park Wetlands Preveza; Amvrikikos, the Municipality, Lefkas Cultural Centre, Centre of Environmental Education and island Eco businesses; Lefkogaia, EcoBricks and Sustainable Yachting.