Saturday, September 5, 2015

On the Horizon

For several years, Judith's sister Janis Selby Jones has been collecting and taking photographs of plastic that washes up on the beach in Carlsbad, California in San Diego County. How can it be that sisters separated by distance and a 10 year age gap found a passion and camaraderie so linked? Sisters who share—the love of the ocean, the love of collecting debris from the beach, and the love of the creative life. How can it be? 

As you might imagine, there are feelings of sibling rivalry when Janis sends a pic of a rare find like the sad-face beach ball—something so perfectly fraught with meaning and unusual that Judith would just die to have it in our collection. All in a playful competitive spirit, we also share stories about what we find on Kehoe Beach. 

Janis’s photography is currently on exhibit at the Bay Model and will be there during the Sausalito Art Fair and most appropriately for Coastal Clean Up Day and until October 3. She has a really great eye, and she has skillfully captured the theme of the horizon line and the beautiful skyscapes—sunrises and sunsets that frame the plastic debris. 

Although she typically participates in Coastal Cleanup Day in San Diego County, this year we will be together in Marin County so we can clean the beach before attending the afternoon BBQ and events at the Bay Model. 

There is a great story to be told about their relationship as sisters, artists, and environmentalists who clean beaches hundreds of miles apart but with the same devotion.
Here is Janis in her own words: 

2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965

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