Beach Plastic: the project of artists Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang who for over ten years have collected plastic trash from the beach at the Point Reyes National sea shore and incorporated it into beautiful works of art to highlight the environmental issues of plastic pollution. Read about my adventure with Judith and Richard.
Chris Jordan Photographic Arts: Chris Jordan is a photographer whose series Running the Numbers, a comment on society’s mass consumption, has gone viral. In 2009, he visited the island of Midway to photograph dead albatross chicks full of plastic pieces. He’s a committed and passionate activist.
Deep Deep Trouble: Bay Area artist who creates small plastic sculptures that convey literal messages about our plastic pollution problem and culture.
Kathleen Egan: Bay Area surfer who creates mosaics and sculptures from plastic beach trash, notably a giant plastic bottle wave that can be “surfed” by members of the public. Read Kathleen’s profile on My Plastic-free Life.
Martin Waters Environmental Art: U.K. artist inspired by nature and the detritus found at Spurn Point, “a fast disappearing stretch of the East Yorkshire coastline.”
Plastiquarium: David Edgar creates strange marine life from recycled plastic detergent bottles. His piece, Plastiquarium, envisions a plastic world in which marine creatures have evolved into into strange forms mimicking the plastic that pollutes the sea. Read my interview with David Edgar.
Washed Ashore Project: The Washed Ashore Project builds large art sculptures of sea life made from plastic marine debris, which are part of a traveling exhibition which includes educational signage and programs that encourage reducing, refusing, reusing and recycling.
Washed Up: A stunning photo series by Alejandro Durán. The compositions depict brilliantly-colored plastic objects arranged deliberately against the natural environment to make a statement about plastic pollution.
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