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Washed Up: Transforming a Trashed Landscape


Washed Up is an environmental installation and photography series created by artist Alejandro Duran that transforms the international garbage washing ashore on Mexico's Caribbean coast into beautiful, yet ominous work. Using thousands of plastic bottles and other similar disposable items that he has found on Mexico's Caribbean coast Alejandro Duran creates installations that are aesthetically-pleasing but also urges us, people to become aware and pay attention to what global catastrophe is happening.

Over the course of this project, I have identified plastic waste from fifty nations on six continents that have washed ashore along the coast of Sian Ka’an. I have used this international debris to create color-based, site-specific sculptures. Conflating the hand of man and nature, at times I distribute the objects the way the waves would; at other times, the plastic takes on the shape of algae, roots, rivers, or fruit, reflecting the infiltration of plastics into the natural environment. — Alejandro Duran


images by alejandro duran via this is colossal and ignant

35 comments

Jen Avery said...

Cool pictures!

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

These images of waste are jarring to say the least! Way to raise awareness.

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Launna said...

It is disgusting what we have done to our environment ... with littering wherever we want... very sad.. the pictures are compelling...♡

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Ritcha Rao said...

Brilliant post, we should be aware of the harm we are doing to our own environment!! People need to be more aware about this!

Iga Berry said...

Oh wow! I am shocked that despite the fact of the content used pictures are still so well made. What I mean is that someone has to have a great mind to use rubbish, make a point, yet show it in a way that does not offend.
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Wow it is so cool and nice!

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Marimar said...

oh beautiful pics are so original!

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Jen27 said...

What an interesting, meaningful concept! Love the photos :)

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LoveT. said...

Interesting ,thank you for Sharing!

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Gail J said...

wow this is very beautiful!

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Sara Meireles said...

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C - Abriendo mi armario said...

We have to take care of the planet because we only have this one. The proyect is amazing.

Anita Anota said...

I love the project!! And we must think what we do with plastic bottles and more. Thanks for sharing!
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Celia Meylán said...

So beautiful pictures.

Vanessa Acevedo said...

Wow that photos are stunning :O

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Kylie R. said...

Beautiful photography! <3

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Fresh Is Yummy said...

Interersting pictures! People need to stop doing this to our mother earth!
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Foxy Green said...

great work ... amazing pictures and so good to get people about too much waste

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Rachel-Beth said...

This is incredible! It's scary how much litter there is though

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jeanne christine said...

Amazing photos! Definitely reminds you about the sadness of water pollution.

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Helder Pereira said...

Great photos!

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Cherr - Fashion Mixed With Sounds said...

These photos are amazing! And such a great project.. I totally agree we need to take care of this planet

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sonia de macedo said...

As strikingly beautiful as these are it's also incredibly sad and scary. So much rubbish in our oceans. We need to clean up our act.

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Arien Ruiz said...

Hi dear
Great pictures!
It's important stop and start thinking in the world's future
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Adela Acanski said...

Amazing! This is beautiful <3

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Shirley Tay said...

Gosh, those are some awesome colours, dear! xoxo

Joanna Joy said...

This art is so lovely, but at the same time it is scary to think about what plastics have done to our environment.

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Joanna Joy said...

This art is so lovely, but at the same time it is scary to think about what plastics have done to our environment.

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MariaTamara said...

Beautiful and meaningful art!

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