A Falmouth-based eco-artist has put up a series of exhibits on the blue boards opposite Gyllyngvase beach in celebration of Earth Day.

The art activist pieces are a series of more than 100 printed texts questioning our feelings about the pollution of the seas and how we respond to the devastating effect this is having on ocean dwellers.

Georgina Maxwell, who studied a Fine Art MA at Falmouth University, said: "I have been a contemporary eco-artist for the last 20 years, using ocean plastics as a form of raising awareness about the polluted finite water we have on this planet and responding to the plight and suffering of marine life starting from plankton with micro-plastics all the way up the food chain to cetaceans, our relatives.

"As a lot of galleries in Cornwall find my art practice rather risque I wanted to do a piece where I had control over the fact that it was not in a gallery space. It's site-specific, participatory piece."

"The sea-blue boards were mentioned in contemporary poem a few months ago, so it got me thinking about doing this piece opposite what I cared about so deeply. I mentioned it to some friends and they offered to help me.

"The aim of the piece is to keep raising peoples awareness of marine plastics and to give them facts (the texts were factual research that I had done for my MA) all from scientific research papers that most people don't want to trawl through to find out what they don't like to hear.

"These factual texts don't offer the beautiful or consumable, but the grim reality of a dying ocean. Equipped with this knowledge, we can choose to be part of the problem or part of the solution.''