Gallery: WASHED UP: Alejandro Durán Turns Mexican Ocean Trash Into Powe...

Creating informative and powerful sculptures from a devastating ocean trash site, Alejandro Durán focuses on the issue of plastic pollution in his ongoing project Washed Up. Located in the Mexican UNESCO World Heritage site, Sian Ka’an, Washed Up addresses the huge amount of trash carried from shore to shore before it settles in this stunning ecological reserve and barrier reef. Worked over a series of visits to the area since early 2010, Durán has created site-specific sculptures, distributing the objects the way the waves would, but in carefully formed color schemes.

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