This Guy Is Turning Yesterday’s Beach Litter Into Today’s Art
Alejandro Duran is an artist who is all about “transforming a trashed landscape.” And how does he do it? By literally taking the trash that’s polluting the environment and turning it into a form of nature-inspired decorations that take over the landscape. Basically, top-notch recycling for the purpose of art.
His most recent project “Washed Up” takes into account all the garbage that’s been floating across the ocean and making its way to the shores of Sian Ka’an, which is Mexico’s largest federally-protected reserve. Along with his artistic side, Duran’s research skills are up to par as well, and some of the information he comes across is rather terrifying. In regards to the “Washed Up” project alone, Duran has managed to collect waste from fifty nations and six continents—which proves nobody’s hands are clean.
As beautiful as Duran’s art is, it’s more than just something pretty to look at, it’s a giant wake-up call for the entire human population. Art is all about awareness, and if there’s one thing “Washed Up” makes us aware of, it should be the dangers and potential lifespan of littered garbage.