Washed Ashore on the PBS NewsHour. 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.
Steve the Weedy Sea Dragon – at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
One of our newest pieces, the Weedy Sea Dragon had it’s debut recently at Point Defiance in Tacoma, Washington. See how we build our art work and meet Angela Haseltine Pozzi, Founder, Lead Artist and Executive Director of Washed Ashore.
The Making of “Turtle Ocean”, Now on Display in the Sant Ocean Hall of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC.
“Turtle Ocean”, a 12 foot coral reef featuring an endangered hawksbill turtle swimming over a colorful coral reef is featured in the museum’s Sant Ocean Hall. Watch Angela Haseltine Pozzi create the art piece in her studio.
Pollution Turns to Art
Fox 8 New Orleans / October 12, 2018
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – “Steve” the sea dragon on display at the Aquarium of the Americas sports a light from a boat, a pacifier and scuba flippers. All of the pieces and parts were recovered from beaches, and carefully crafted into sculptures. Artist Angela Hazeltine Pozzi and the organization she founded, Washed Ashore, have added nine new art pieces to the popular exhibit on display here since July.
“Plastics have entered all marine habitats and every level of the ocean food chain,” said Possi, the organization’s Artistic Director and Lead Artist.
The Art of Saving Oceans
The Sierra Club / September 10, 2016
This September, a shark, a parrot fish, a sea lion pup, a jellyfish, and a giant anemone will occupy the U.S. State Department for a couple of days. That’s not because the nation’s foreign ministry is relaxing its security standards. The animals are sculptures, which Oregon-based artist Angela Pozzi and her team of volunteers constructed completely out of plastic litter they retrieved from Oregon beaches.
There’s a Bunch of Animals at the Zoo this Summer Made Out of Ocean Garbage
Smithsonian.com / June 6, 2016
Standing beside her several-times-life-sized sculpture “Sebastian James the Puffin,” one of 17 of her works installed at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, Angela Pozzi talked about the puffin’s namesake. She created the work the same year her father James died.”He’s very dignified like my dad,” Pozzi says of the puffin, who stands on a base of just the sort of entangled fishing gear that claims the lives of many ocean birds. The birds also often fatally mistake plastic trash for food, a label beside the sculpture notes.
Beautiful plastic sculptures tell ugly story of human garbage in the ocean
Smithsonian Insider / July 10, 2016
Ocean trash turned into a thing of beauty
The Washington Post / May 24, 2016
Flash the marlin is a fine fish and a fine piece of trash. Standing just outside the National Zoo’s visitor center, he is poised, mouth open, to make a splash in a wave of turquoise fishing nets and clear plastic bottles. His gills, made from toilet seats, are rather dirty; his long bill, narrowing to a point that seems sharp enough to pierce a small fish — or at least a plastic trash bag — is made from three fishing rods.