Recycled 1991

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.

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