Storytelling : Plastic and pollution

I'm Aymeric Jouon, founder ofI Clean My Sea,I’ve always loved playing with the waves. Whether in windsurfing, surfing, bodyboarding, or bodysurfing, feeling this energy, using it to transform it into speed or making me wash ... This game is a constantly renewed surprise.

I've always liked playing with the waves. Whether in windsurfing, surfing, bodyboarding, or bodysurfing, feeling this energy, transforming it into speed or making me wash up ... This game is a constantly renewed surprise. 

In addition to the energy it releases, the surge of a wave offers an underwater spectacle of hypnotic beauty. Once the water is clear enough, I cannot resist the temptation to open my eyes underwater to try to see this vision. The images of Ben Thouard that I relay here are for me the most beautiful "captures" of these dynamic works that the Ocean offers us.

It’s all very nice! But what does plastic do in this painting?

On August 31, 2015, three days after a surf session, what was just a simple gene in my right eye turns into severe, persistent pain. Unable to sleep the night before and partial blindness during the day. Admitted urgently to the ophthalmologist closest to my home, the doctor's verdict fell: 

"I just extracted a micro plastic from your eye"

According to the doctor, it often happens that a grain of sand can get into the eyes of bathers but their rounded shape facilitates their natural expulsion by the eye. The micro-plastic in question had more of a flattened shape which favored its adhesion to my eye…

Du plastique plein les yeux
Excerpt from the film Orange Mecanique by Stanley Kubrick, released on screens in 1971

This unfortunate desire to contemplate this show has not left me and I renewed the experience on April 28, 2018!

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