Found Art: Just Like Diamonds, Plastics Are Forever Found Art: Just Like Diamonds, Plastics Are Forever
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Found Art: Just Like Diamonds, Plastics Are Forever

by Zachary Slobig

August 19, 2012
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"Pacifier" is the title of this necklace in reference to the "jewel" fashioned from the remains of the baby binky and the tiparillo tips strung like pearls to shape the ring of the necklace.

Kid pacifiers. Adult pacifiers

GOOD: You've been collecting and reassembling beach trash for over a decade. Have you seen any improvement in the problem over the years?

SELBY: The proliferation of plastic in the ocean is growing exponentially. Fortunately, along with it is the public awareness and the international efforts to stem the tides with great organizations like the Plastic Pollution Coalition.

GOOD: What's the strangest thing you've found?

SELBY: Every piece of plastic found on the beach is strange. As the BLM calls it: "matter-out-of-place." Have we become so accustomed to plastic everywhere that we no longer think it unusual that there is plastic on the beach?

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Found Art: Just Like Diamonds, Plastics Are Forever