‘Admittedly scenic grandeur is today sometimes painful. The beautiful places to which we journey for inspiration surprise us by the melancholy they can induce.’ ‘Unspoiled places sadden us because they are, in an important sense, no longer true.’ –Addams, (1989). Pollution around the world is getting worse every year, with plastic dominating the ocean and substances poisoning the air, our environment is fighting back leading to global warming. 40% of rivers in Wales and England are polluted by man-made contamination including the River Tawe. Beth’s work shows the beauty of the river and the environment we live in being consumed by toxic chemicals and waste that are produced every day.