Susy is from El Savador and came to Scotland in 2019 with her three sons as an asylum seeker to escape the violence and corruption they were facing in her home country. Susy was a hairdresser in El Salvador and ran a successful hairdressing business for many years. Susy is a talented artist who has used single use plastic and other non-recycle plastics to create a decoration of art pieces and jewellery. Susy wants to show how you can make beautiful things instead of throwing away items. Too much plastic is in our oceans and effecting the fish and what we eat. Susy wants to highlight this issue so that people learn to reuse plastic and not throw it away as rubbish. She has seen a film about the Great Pacific garbage patch and it really upset her that we humans are creating so much rubbish and killing the sea life. Susy has seen the beaches of El Salvador covered in plastic which has travelled across the ocean. Susy wants to try to help other people to understand the damage that plastic is causing to the fish and to climate change.
Through this exhibition Susy would really like to start a business providing kits to inspire others to make jewellery pieces and she would like to make bespoke pieces for special occasion for gifts.