Art: New Star

Hot off the beach plastics press is my “New Star” mandala, which is 11″x11″ inches in diameter. Most of the plastics are unrecognizable but what is identifiable are single-use plastic forks and their handles, q-tip and lollipop posts, crab bait pot lid (the base cylindrical item in the center background), parts of zip ties, a cut up straw, bottle caps and safety seals from single-use water bottles. There is an item in the center that I am not sure what it is but would like to find out; I just happened to stumble across another one of these items this morning on the beach. If you know, comment below (see photo at bottom of page)! Of course the blue rope hanger for the mandala is also from the beach as well.

The plastics are collected from Ocean Beach in San Francisco, Rockaway Beach and Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica, Grey Whale Cove and Montara State Beach in Montara, Pillar Point Beach, Surfer’s Beach and Dune’s Beach in Half Moon Bay.

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On the wall, hanging via beach rope.

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In the window! The round yellowish item is a lid to a crab bait pot lid. The yellowish stuff is dried up encrusting bryozoan colonies as the plastic lid had been floating around in the ocean before it landed on my art table!

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Back lit.

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In hand for scale.

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In progress…

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In progress…

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What is this? I found another one today and it’s the centerpiece of the art above.

 

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Litterati

Happy to be a contributor to the organization, Litterati, through Instagram for geo-tracking and statistics-building for the worldwide litter problem. Glad the organization likes my photos too (see below)! Peppa the piglet was a discovery last week on one of my beach cleanups and marks their 195,000+ photos milestone of litter! Or, at least Peppa’s cuteness won the spotlight.

Participate by taking a picture of garbage, disposing the trash properly, Instagramming and tagging the photo ‪#‎litterati‬. There is a downloadable app too.

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Garbage talking to me

Every day I make it to the beach some how. It’s become second nature and I don’t even think too much about which beach I will go to and how much time I will spend doing cleanups. I just go and do them… daily.

This last week has had an air of heaviness that I haven’t felt in a while, but the garbage has been trying to speak to me for two days now! It’s not typical debris when there are literal smiles involved. Despite my general stubbornness to listen lately… I will this time:

While embracing the state of joy, that is LOVE, it is that love that heals the planet!

Message heard. I commit to recalibrating my system back to love and compassion for my beach cleanups. Thank you.

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365 days beach cleanup ~ March 2016

Onward MARCH, cleaning up San Francisco Bay Area beaches for the third month – day 61. Can’t believe that much time has passed already! On this page is just a smidgeon of the photos – the rest are documented on Instagram here. If you’re brave, follow me there! Here is my main page for the 365 Days Cleanup Challenge.

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March 2016

#62 Montara State Beach, Montara

#63 Linda Mar State Beach, Pacifica

#64 Montara State Beach, Montara

#65 Linda Mar State Beach, Pacifica

#66 Linda Mar State Beach, Pacifica

#67 Linda Mar State Beach, Pacifica

#68 Thornton Beach State Park, Daly City

#69 Linda Mar State Beach, Pacifica

#70 Linda Mar State Beach, Pacifica

Discovered this meme by Litterati…
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#71 Rockaway Beach, Pacifica

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#72 Moss Beach Bluffs, Moss Beach

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#73 Linda Mar State Beach, Pacifica

#74 Montara State Beach, Montara

#75 Montara State Beach, Montara

#76 Linda Mar State Beach, Pacifica

#77 Linda Mar State Beach, Pacifica

#78 Linda Mar State Beach, Pacifica

#79 Gray Whale Cove State Beach, Montara

#80 Pillar Point Harbor, Half Moon Bay

#81 Montara State Beach, Montara
Joined up with the Pacifica Beach Coalition for the monthly cleanup…

#82 Point Montara Lighthouse, Montara

#83 Montara State Beach, Montara

#84 Linda Mar State Beach, Pacifica

#85 Linda Mar State Beach, Pacifica

#86 Montara State Beach, Montara

#87 Moss Beach Bluffs, Moss Beach

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#88 Linda Mar State Beach, Pacifica

#89 Montara State Beach, Montara
Most egregious littering I’ve ever seen at a beach.

#90 Linda Mar State Beach, Pacifica

#91 San Francisco street block

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#92 San Francisco street block

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