Friday, June 24, 2011
Art - from Ocean Beach Junk
The Artula Institute has established the Washed Ashore art program, taking pieces of plastic found on ocean beaches and combining them into sculptures. You will have to click over to the site to see most of the artwork as most pictures of it are incorporated into a Flash slideshow and I certainly don't know how to download any pictures from that. The fish you see above is about 15 feet (5 meters) long. And keep in mind that this garbage came from the shoreline, not any of the various Garbage Gyres.
While I do think it is interesting art to look at, I am of course greatly bothered that this much junk exists on the beaches in the first place. Garbage has no place being in the ocean.