Sunday, July 3, 2011

Art from trash

I am horrified by what we are doing to our world. Like a horde of locusts, we are picking the planet clean and one of the worst areas is what is happening to the ocean. The amount of trash that ends up there is staggering - I don't know how large the "floating plastic crud" is that's out in the Pacific and I'm not sure I want to know. 

But Angela Pozzi and her fellow artists at the Marine Mammal Center at the Marin Headlands are using that trash to make art and trying to create a greater awareness of the problem. This is even more relevant on the 4th of July when everybody makes speeches about American the Beautiful while leaving trash on everything in sight. Read more at my column at the Examiner.com:
http://www.examiner.com/museum-in-san-francisco/washed-ashore-plastics-sea-life-and-art-at-the-marine-mammal-center?CID=examiner_alerts_article


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