Since 1999 Richard and Judith Lang have focused their attention on just 1000 yards of tide line where they have collected plastic washing ashore on Kehoe Beach in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Although the news about plastic pollution is dire, they bring the excitement of scouting for treasures and the pleasure of the creative life to an otherwise difficult topic.
Exhibition - Washed Ashore
May 25 - June 15, 2013
Rockport Art Center
Since 1999 we have collected plastic from 1,000 yards of one beach, Kehoe Beach in the Point Reyes National Seashore north of San Francisco. By concentrating on one beach we have drawn attention to the global problem of plastic pollution. For Washed Ashore we stepped beyond our regular collecting parameters to visit the Gulf Coast. With an intrepid team from the Art Center we collected plastic then cleaned, curated and created this installation. All of the plastic objects were collected by 9 people in 7 hours from St. John's Beach and a stretch of Matagorda Island. For photographs of the collecting and cleaning. Click Here. For photographs of the opening reception. Click Here.