Gallery: Gabriel Orozco Transforms Coastal Trash into a Colorful Art In...

Upon closer look, the viewer will slowly recognize some of the objects. Orange metal buoys of all sizes are grouped together next to smooth pieces of driftwood that have been carved into amorphous shapes by endless movements by the ocean’s current. Fragile incandescent light bulbs remain in tact, but have been corroded by ocean water or taken over by sea creatures. The currents also caused endless packages of paper towels to be transformed into solid masses that resemble coral formations on the ocean’s floor.

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