Mbongeni Buthelezi

Mbongeni Buthelezi BEING – Mbongeni Buthelezi South African artist Mbongeni Buthelezi is a true pioneer in his medium. He is known for inventing his unique method of ‘plastic painting’, thus using art to educate and raise awareness on wildlife and conservation. Here and here are videos of him, explaining his innovative and clever style.  State… Continue reading Mbongeni Buthelezi

Alejandro Durán

Alejandro Durán For the love of the ocean and all that connects us… Derrame (spill) – Alejandro Durán Alejandro from Mexico transforms international beach trash into aesthetic yet disquieting art, with the goal of waking us up to the danger of plastic pollution. Vena (vein) – Alejandro Durán “Washed Up: Transforming a Trashed Landscape” is his… Continue reading Alejandro Durán

Calder Kamin

  Today’s featured artist is the talented Calder Kamin from Austin, Texas.  Calder Kamin photo from art.utexas.edu Kamin is an artist, educator and advocate who transforms trash into “beautifully crafted creatures and opportunities to inspire others to be creative and courageous about the future”.   She is motivated to eliminate waste by reimagining it as art.… Continue reading Calder Kamin


BORDALO II  This week’s featured trash artist is an exciting one! Presenting… the one and only BORDALO II from Lisbon, Portugal. Artur Bordalo by Martha Cooper Artur Bordalo has reused over 62 tons of waste materials in his work since 2012.  Chimp Smile – photo by Heron Arts “The excessive production and consumption of stuff,… Continue reading BORDALO II

Washed Ashore

Washed Ashore  Art to Save the Sea Our first ever weekly featured art is from Washed Ashore – Art to save the Sea.  Octavia the Octopus from https://washedashore.org/ Based in Oregon, USA, Washed Ashore “builds and exhibits aesthetically powerful art to educate a global audience about plastic pollution in the ocean and waterways and spark positive… Continue reading Washed Ashore