Saturday, 8 January 2011

Beach Plastic becomes ART = my dream job = Judith & Richard Lang on Kehoe Beach ...


Ahhhh my dream job ...

For the past decade Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang have collected over two tons of plastic trash from 1000 yards of Kehoe Beach along the Point Reyes National Seashore in the US east coast. By transforming plastic debris into works of art, the artists raise awareness of the sheer variety and ubiquity of plastic pollution and its impact on delicate marine ecosystems.



This is them at  One Year/One Beach :: their first exhibiton ...

 In their first year they collected roughly 4,300 pounds of plastic. Among the most coveted items were 412 cigar tips, 242 shotgun casings, 237 cigarette lighters and 124 combs ... read more here..


The artists found the most "treasures" between December and April after storms. Back at the studio, they systematically washed the litter, then sterilized and sorted it, organizing each item by shape and color.


OK ... what would be your dream job?

1 Comments:

Janelle aka AussieJ said...

We are such wasters these days but I still dont get people that just throw things on the groiund and not save it for the garbage bin.I tried the link for their blog but didnt work can you check for me and let me know the right one?
Thanks ever so

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