17 Jul '11, 5pm

Washed-Up Artwork: Bright Rainbows of Beached Trash

Washed-Up Artwork: Bright Rainbows of Beached Trash

Washed-Up Artwork: Bright Rainbows of Beached Trash By Delana in Art & Design , Geography & Travel , Nature & Ecosystems Edit This The general consensus regarding garbage is that it is, by definition, ugly – and nature is unquestionably more beautiful. But photographer Alejandro Duran finds a beautiful intersection of the two in his photo series “Washed Up,” in which the garbage of the world makes a poignant and strangely beautiful statement about our consumerism. Sian Ka’an is Mexico’s largest federally-protected biosphere preserve. Located south of Cancun on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, the shores of Sian Ka’an are covered in detritus from around the world. Due to the ocean currents that meet in the location, debris from every point on the planet make their way to the beach of this ecological research and education center. It may seem like a cruel joke of nature that t...

Full article: http://webecoist.com/2011/07/17/washed-up-artwork-bright-...

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