the Rising Tide of Plastic

Categories: Art

We’ve all been to the beach and seen the brightly colored flecks of plastic floating in the foaming waves and ruining our natural view of the shore. We’ve become so accustomed to having plastic in our lives we only recently are starting to wonder to why it’s here, where it goes, and how it effects our health, environment and culture.

We actually have a few artists in the Bay Area who have, through using the trash that drifts ashore, started to create awareness and art from the plastic overload. The work is great, but don’t let the surface of it’s beauty fool you. . .these artists mean to make more of a statement in the quantity and excessiveness of plastic rather than making art for arts sake.

Judith Selby Lang & Richard Lang

"Judith Lang" "Richard Lang" beach art

"Judith Lang" "Richard Lang" beach art

"Judith Lang" "Richard Lang" beach art

Tess Felix

"Tess Felix" plastic art beach "San Francisco"

"Tess Felix" plastic art beach "San Francisco"

Here are some resources for you to check out if your interested in the plastic crusade.
Susan Freinkel wrote a book called Plastic and has a great blog that chronicles the usage of plastic with some quirky stories, tips, news and art.

Bag It
If you haven’t seen it yet, check out this other great resource for a movie around the plastic bag, Bag It. Here’s the trailer for a sneak peak.

Bag It Intro from Suzan Beraza on Vimeo.

Posted by on September 16th, 2011 at 3:38 PM | Comments (0)

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