Saturday, February 20, 2016

Barry Rosenthal's "Found In Nature:" Marine Debris Art in Action

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is no longer a surprise to any of us.  In fact statistics of marine debris are more and more startling all the time.  The latest:  by 2050, plastic pollution in our planetary oceans is predicted to outnumber fish populations.  That's startling.

Barry Rosenthal has been combing beaches since 2007, collecting trash and repurposing it into art in order to bring a greater awareness to what we have been doing to our waterways.  Here's a short video of Barry narrating some of his finds and his creations.

For Barry's Website, where you can see his whole gallery of "Found in Nature" debris pieces, click here.

I like the lines:
"You are what you consume. You are what you do to the environment."  
What does that make you?  And what can you do about that?
How can we leave this world a better place?

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