Using art to educate the public about marine trash
Lead artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi began the project because "in the last 10 years I have seen the pristine Oregon beaches of my childhood become cluttered with plastic pollution. My response to this reality has been through mixed media sculptures. I now see the essential purpose of my work is not only to create strong aesthetically sound sculptures, but also to bring awareness and dialogue about the oceans' environmental issues. I believe the power of the arts can carry urgent messages forward into the public eye."
KPBS of San Diego, California recently featured the Washed Ashore Project:
The art exhibit is on display at the Chula Vista Nature Center until September 3, 2012 and then they will begin their worldwide tour.