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Washed Ashore builds and exhibits aesthetically powerful art to educate a global audience about plastic pollution in the ocean and waterways and spark positive changes in consumer habits.

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The New York Times / March 9, 2020

When the Ocean Gives You Plastic, Make Animals

“BANDON, Ore. — Angela Haseltine Pozzi stands shoulder to shoulder with Cosmo, a six-foot-tall tufted puffin, on a cliff overlooking the blustery Oregon coast. It is January and the deadly king tides have come to Coquille Point, making the shoreline look like…”

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Turning Plastic Ocean Pollution Into Sea-saving Art: A Traveling Exhibit

At the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, a massive exhibit made entirely of plastic pollution fished from the Pacific is on display. Called “Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea,” it features 17 sculptures, from jellyfish to shark. The lesson? The ocean’s deadliest predator is trash. NewsHour’s Julia Griffin pays the plastic sea creatures a visit.

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Smithsonian Museum Featured Exhibit

Washed Ashore sculpture “Turtle Ocean” on exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

“Turtle Ocean” features an endangered hawksbill turtle swimming over a colorful 12 foot coral reef and is featured in the museum’s Sant Ocean Hall. Watch Angela Haseltine Pozzi create the art piece in her studio.

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Angela Haseltine Pozzi, founder and artistic director of the Washed Ashore Project.

Washed Ashore is a non-profit community art project founded by artist and educator, Angela Haseltine Pozzi in 2010. The project is based in Bandon, Oregon, where Angela first recognized the amount of plastic washing up on the beaches she loved and decided to take action. Since 2010, Washed Ashore has processed tons of plastic pollution from Pacific beaches to create monumental art that is awakening the hearts and minds of viewers to the global marine debris crisis.


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