March, 2014: Material Collection Begins

Plastic debris collections for sculpture "Current Collections"

Time to sort debris

Thanks to Keep Pinellas Beautiful, The Great American CleanUp brings in 2.7 tons of marine debris. The last shoreline clean up was 6 months ago. We are able to sort 1 ton of the debris and recover plastic bottles, plastic food containers, styrofoam, plastic flip flops and plastic toys. The most surprising finds: A watch that was still working and a clock with the sounding alarm.

In the studio, we started developing the process to create the plastic bag panels, Sea Flowers, and plastic bottle creatures, Crustaceans.These components will be made by the artists and the St. Pete community. The artists will collect these components and transform them into the sculptureā€™s membrane. We will be posting directions to make these components on-line and training art leaders to make the components with the community in May.

John and Bill from Keep Pinellas Beautiful with CJ Reynolds from USF CMS

John and Bill from Keep Pinellas Beautiful with CJ Reynolds from USF

 

Marine Debris Cleanup

 

 

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