Micheline Gingras

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recycled styrofoam
Visiting Rockaway Beach in Brooklyn, I wanted to clean the beach and began collecting styrofoam that had been washed ashore. After a long vacation touring the western states, I returned, concerned with the pollution I had observed. I began to shape the styrofoam into animal forms representing the victims of man's depredations on the environment. The Exxon Valdez tragedy was instrumental in the use of tar covering some of the animal sculptures.
recycled styrofoam
Tar Bird
recycled styrofoam
Deer
recycled styrofoam
Horse Head
recycled styrofoam
Tar Seal
recycled styrofoam
Detail: Tar Seal
recycled styrofoam
Elephant
recycled styrofoam
Bear
recycled styrofoam
Buffalo