Washed Up

Washed up is part of an ongoing photo series by Alejandro Duran, a Mexico-born and New York based artist. His work is undeniably beautiful and seeks to make an important statement addressing “the issue of plastic pollution making its way across the ocean and onto the shores of Sian Ka’an, Mexico’s largest federally-protected reserve. With more than twenty pre-Colombian 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. Unfortunately, Sian Ka’an is also a repository for the world’s trash, which is
carried there by ocean currents from every corner of the globe.”

Over the course of this project, Durán has identified products washed ashore from forty-two nations on six continents, his work is very clearly inspired by the works of environmental artists  Andy Goldsworthy and Robert Smithson, but raises perhaps a relationship to consumption and waste that we may not have considered previously forcing us to seek to try to change our relationship to consumption and waste.

Via: Daydream in Color and Washed up


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I like to draw, paint, embroider sew by hand, dawdle, generally I like to make things. I also like to read about other people making things. Made by Fate features projects I am working on and hopefully some inspiration for people who like to create things or maybe just people who like creative things. Thank you for stopping by my blog Please don't hesitate to leave comments
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