Portland Community College (Sylvania Campus) hosted the Washed Ashore exhibit – a “project [that] aims to educate and create awareness about marine debris and plastic pollution through art” – from April to June 2011. Patrick and I headed to PCC on a bus one afternoon to take a look. All the various sculptures of ocean wildlife and structures were constucted purely from trash washed up on the Oregon coast, in, if I remember correctly, during a six month period. I would never have guessed that much debris comes in. Seriously?
Here are some pictures: