Plastic pollution …. #1 public enemy!!
This article by Lorraine Chow appeared in ecowatch.com. Follow the link below for additional photos. This is an artist I am keenly interested in, and I am very pleased he is receiving broader attention. Do look at his website (the link is below) for some great examples of his sculptures/photographs.
Brooklyn-based multimedia artist Alejandro Durán is bringing attention to the devastating environmental catastrophe of global waste and plastic pollution. In this ongoing project,Washed Up: Transforming a Trashed Landscape, the pristine beauty of Sian Ka’an—Mexico’s largest federally-protected reserve—is contrasted with colorful yet unsettling garbage collected from all over the world.
“With more than 20 pre-Columbian archaeological sites, this UNESCO World Heritage site is also home to a vast array of flora and fauna and the world’s second largest coastal barrier reef,” the Mexico City-native said about the site of his installation. “Unfortunately, Sian Ka’an is also a repository for the…
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