Can Beauty Generate Awareness?

   Alejandro Durán     ©   Derrame (Spill), 2010

Alejandro Durán ©  Derrame (Spill), 2010

Artist Alejandro Durán has found an awesome way to bring awareness to our plastic pollution problem.

In the same way that I decided to create something out of recycled plastics that would make children happy, Durán has created beauty out of plastics washed up the shores of Sian Ka’an, Mexico. With his series titled Washed Up, according to his statement, Durán aims to: 

raise awareness and change our relationship to consumption and waste

I really like the idea of this project because in the same way that Nawi Kids is helping bring awareness to our plastic pollution problem by turning recycled plastic into toys and things that bring joy, Alexandro Durán is creating beauty out of it. 

   Alejandro Durán     ©   Brotes (Shoots), 2014

Alejandro Durán ©  Brotes (Shoots), 2014