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Washed Ashore: Art to save the sea

By March 25, 2020August 27th, 2020One Comment

Images courtesy of Washed Ashore.

Washed Ashore is a nonprofit that works with artists and local community to turn plastic debris washed on the Oregon coast into stunning giant animal sculptures, with a strong message highlighting species endangered by the trash they are made of.

The collaborative project which is now in its 10th year and recently been featured in the New York Times, is the brainchild of founder and artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi. She leads the team and many volunteers to turn tonnes of garbage collected from the coast into ‘Ocean Ambassadors’ in form of these colourful art pieces.

The touring exhibition that appeals to children and adults communicates the reality of the immense scale of plastic pollution, but also offers an engaging and immersive platform that spreads awareness of the problem.