From Plastic Trash Into Aquatic Artwork For “Washed Ashore”
Let’s talk about turning trash into art for a cleaner world.
Starting Saturday, more than a dozen art installations of aquatic animals - created from plastic debris recovered from the ocean - will go on display at the Tennessee Aquarium here in downtown Chattanooga.
Artists at Washed Ashore - a nonprofit based in Oregon - crafted the
colorful artwork to raise awareness of how plastic pollution threatens aquatic life on this planet.
I spoke with Brad Parks of Washed Ashore - and Thom Benson of the Tennessee Aquarium.