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Alejandro Duran: "Vena" (Blutader), aus der Serie "Washed Up", 2011  | © Alejandro Duran/www.alejandroduran.com

Alejandro Duran, Washed Up : Transforming a Trashed Landscape, Vena (Vein), 2011

Pinks and purples netting and robes found along the beach shore which were washed in from sea, and seem to be tangled up.

Fishing Net - Pinks and purples netting and robes found along the beach shore which were washed in from sea, and seem to be tangled up.

Forty-two countries on six continents are represented by the trash seen here - made artistic in spite of the disheartening reality. Alejandro Durán has put his artistic inclination to good use - a beautiful sort of PSA. This garbage is ruining Sian Ka'an, the largest nature preserve in Mexico. I think we can all grasp the fact that this is not unique to Mexico, but as an avid traveler, I can tell you that it's all the more disheartening to find first-world trash littering the shores of a…

Washed Up is an ongoing project by Mexican-born, New York-based artist Alejandro Durán that addresses the issue of plastic pollution making its way across the ocean and onto the shores of Sian Ka’an, Mexico’s largest federally-protected reserve.

Photography/environmental sculptures by Alejandro Duran, all made from trash washed up on beaches in Mexico.

Washed Up

Alejandro Duran photography and environmental sculptures made from trash washed up on beaches in Mexico.

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Washed Up – Quand l’artiste Alejandro Duran organise les déchets trouvés dans la nature

Alejandro Duran, Washed Up : Transforming a Trashed Landscape, Rayo (Ray), 2011

Cet artiste dénonce la pollution en transformant les déchets d’une plage en sublimes oeuvres d’art | Daily Geek Show

Cet artiste dénonce la pollution en transformant les déchets d’une plage en sublimes oeuvres d’art

Artist Creates Art From Trash That Washes Up In Mexico From 50 Countries Around The World

Alejandro Duran Upcycled Trash

Alejandro Duran Turns Trash Into An Incredible Art Project

Alejandro Duran, Washed Up : Transforming a Trashed Landscape, Cocos (Coconuts), 2011

"Washed-up" Alejandro Duran gathers washed up trash on beaches, then photographs it as his art, then recyles it, his photos are enlightening

Washed-Up Artwork: Bright Rainbows of Beached Trash

I love how the photo series "Washed Up" makes trash beautiful in order to create an awareness of the damage we're doing to the environment.

15 woodpiles that have been stacked into gorgeous works of art

15 woodpiles that have been stacked into gorgeous works of art

Use the cut down trees to make beautiful land art buffers in between homes

Washed Up is an ongoing project by Mexican-born, New York-based artist Alejandro Durán that addresses the issue of plastic pollution making its way across the ocean and onto the shores of Sian Ka’an, Mexico’s largest federally-protected reserve.

Photo from series by Mexican-born, NYC-based artist Alejandro Duran. Plastics and other garbage from around the world ending up in Mexico's eco-reserve Sian Ka'an a World Heritage Site.

Plastic River in the Tijuana River Valley in San Diego. We cleaned what we could -  the rest will end up in the ocean when the rains come. Reduce your use of plastic!

Plastic River in the Tijuana River Valley in San Diego. We cleaned what we could - the rest will end up in the ocean when the rains come. Reduce your use of plastic!Kudos 4 the effort!