MARE E ARTE
A Week featuring Local and International Environmental Artists
This week’s Featured artist, ALEJANDRO DURAN, DEPICTS THE WAVE OF CONSUMERISM
Image 1: Mar (Sea), 2013 by Alejandro Duran
Image 2: Nubes (Clouds), 2011 by Alejandro Duran
Artist Alejandro Duran’s latest project called, “Washed Up,” shows consumerism in a new light. His signature monochromatic art pieces bring aesthetics into this world, and ocean, filled with plastic. Duran and his team traveled to 58 countries and territories around the world to capture this compelling and frighteningly beautiful images. He commonly positions each art piece to represent the integration of plastic in our oceans and waterways all over the world.
For more information on Alejandro Duran, his initiatives, and art pieces, please visit his website: http://www.alejandroduran.com/
Photo Exhibition featured on AUgust 12th and August 14th
The exhibition, realized thanks to the economic contribution of the Municipality of Arzachena and the La Maddalena Archipelago National Park, collects some of the photos taken by the researchers of the DIPNET-University of Sassari (and of SEAME Sardinia) during the activities of the longest research project on pelagic cetaceans ever made in Sardinia, underway for five years, with sponsored data collection and made possible above all thanks to the collaboration of Whale Watching Sardinia - Orso Diving. The photographic exhibition is accompanied by bones of whales and dolphins and explanations by researchers and volunteers of the association. The event was hosted in the municipal atrium and is sponsored by the Municipality of La Maddalena.
“Imagine There’s No Plastic”
Artist Janine Martel imagines a world without plastic…
Many people do not typically associate art with the environment.
However, one of our main partners, Giada Lubomirski (@ecoshaker) believes that “creativity is what binds environmental education for all.”
At a beach cleanup in South Africa, Artist Janine Martel created a medallion made out of 4500 plastic straws.
IMAGINE There’s No Plastic is a community art project & action to inspire people to “rethink the straw” & reduce the vast use of plastic straws.