Since 1999, Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang have been visiting Kehoe Beach, a remote beach in the Point Reyes National Seashore, gathering plastic debris that washes out of the Pacific Ocean.
After carefully collecting and "curating" the bits of plastic, they fashion it into works of art—a style of art that matter-of-factly shows the material as it is while telling an underlying story about our throwaway culture and our dependency on this "thermoplastic" junk. As they have deepened their practice, much like archaeologists, they've found that each bit of plastic has a story to tell, and although art is always a central theme, their work speaks volumes about a very real environmental problem.
Their multifaceted exploration is also a two-part love story which includes their mutual love of art and of this beach, the place they had their first date, and the place that continues to inspire them. They’ve had over 40 exhibitions located in a range of places from local libraries to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the U.S. Embassy in the Republic of Georgia. Read more about their inspiring art at www.beachplastic.com.
Plastic is forever!
We are incredibly honored to be working with Judith and Richard, and are excited to introduce them and their inspiring work to The Marine Mammal Center community.
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