Oregon-based artist and educator Angela Haseltine Pozzi has taken a novel approach by creating an exhibit called “Washed Ashore: Plastics, Sea Life & Art” to educate people about the dangers marine debris poses to wildlife.
While this 10-foot-high sculpture standing at the entrance to the Chula Vista Nature Center may just look like a big, pretty, fish from a distance it is really made up of, well… trash. This sculpture, fondly called “Henry” is made from plastic pieces, aluminum cans, dish soap bottles, lids, buoys, plastic toys and recycled rebar. Look closer and you can even see flip-flops.
The exhibit is currently on display at the Chula Vista Nature Center in California.
You can see the full story here: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/may/10/ocean-trash-becomes-treasure/