TRASHION: Marine Debris Makes a Splash on the World Stage

by Marina DeBris

Marina DeBris

Los Angeles, CA

When Marina DeBris moved from Bondi Beach (Australia) to Venice Beach (California) in 1999, she was appalled at the amount of trash washed up or discarded on the beach. She began collecting trash during her daily run just to get rid of it. But dumping it somewhere else wasn’t much of a solution. The idea arose to use trash as a medium not just to create art but also as a statement in an effort to alarm people about the incredible amount of waste we are creating. These pieces show audiences...

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