Richard and Judith Lang make art projects out of debris that has washed up from the ocean.

Richard and Judith Lang make artworks out of plastic debris found on Kehoe Beach in Northern California. They curate the beach for particular plastics for different projects, visualizing the trash in new ways and making art out of a serious waste dilemma.

They have been collecting plastic debris for over ten years and claim to have picked up at least 4,000 pounds during their first year in 1999. Each piece of plastic they collect is taken back to their house, cleaned, categorized, stored and then used to create sculptures, prints, jewelry and other creative artworks. This ongoing series raises awareness about plastic pollution in the oceans and “the spoiling of the natural world by the industrial world.” Watch a short documentary about their work below:

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