Washed Up

Friday, August 26, 2011

Wow! A New York-based artist Alejandro Durán has an ongoing project called Washed Up where he creates colour-based, site-specific sculptures to address the issue of plastic pollution making its way from all across the ocean onto the shores of Sian Ka’an, Mexico. Over the course of the project, Alejandro identified rubbish from a whopping 42 nations on six continents. How incredible is that? The project sends out such an important message and raises awareness about the global problem we all have to face. It also encourages us to change our mentality regarding consumption and waste.

Sweets, what do you think about this? Do you recycle in your home? Would you like to? xo

(via Design Mom)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is really cool. I try to recycle as much as I can on daily basis.

Happy friday, Di
Love, Amy

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Great post and a fabulous art statement. Yes, I have recycled everything for years. The good news is that every year it is possible to recycle new types of objects.

Diana Mieczan said...

So true, Carol:)

mermaid gallery said...

absolutely...seeing the garbage on the beaches of the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico was extremely alarming. When I saw the art work here I was alarmed again just by the reminder. Plastic will be our downfall....

sahrish shamim said...

so sad ... these beautiful places are destroying due to garbage....so we should take care of these things... nice post ....:-)
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Vintage Market Place said...

we do recycle, and staying with my mother this summer proved how important it really is.
She does not recycle and we would fill a garbage can everyday.
I just kept thinking, well if you would recycle we could cut that way down. But her town is very small and to recycle you have to drive it your self to the bins up town. This discourages the whole town from doing it since they don't pickup.
COME ON PEOPLE, try a little, its our EARTH TOO.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

This is fascinating. What a great way to create awareness. I do recycle!

Diana Mieczan said...

Amy, fantastic comment! You are making such an important point. It would be so important to have recycle bins accessible in each city no matter of their size.

Krystal said...

now that is cool :)

SJ said...

who knew plastic rubbish could look so beautiful?

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