Barbara de Vries / Away is Here

Barbara de Vries / Away is Here


Materials: Fossilized Plastic

Dimensions: 36” x 15”

Collection of eleven castoff plastic brushes that have been in the oceans for several decades, losing their bristles over time and acquiring a fossilized texture that emulates nature through their interaction with water, salt, coral, sand and sun. Found on Atlantic Ocean beaches in Florida and the Caribbean.

Barbara de Vries is a designer, artist, activist and bookmaker. She has been active as a plastic pollution activist since 2006, when she first came across plastic on the beaches of the Bahamas. She raises awareness of the environmental disaster through art and design as well as education events and publications.

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