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One Plastic Beach: Making art from found beach plastic

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“The opposite of beauty is not ugly. The opposite of beauty is indifference. And we’re trying not to be indifferent about this.” This short film about Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang, two artists who create art from found beach plastic, is an inspiration for our future beach walks:

Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang have been collecting plastic debris off one beach in Northern California for over ten years. Each piece of plastic Richard and Judith pick up comes back to their house, where it gets cleaned, categorized and stored before being used for their art. The couple make sculptures, prints, jewelry and installations with the plastic they find washed up, raising a deeper concern with the problem of plastic pollution in our seas.

Watch One Plastic Beach by Hiatus Digital.

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