Search This Blog

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Washed Ashore - An Exhibit at the National Zoo

Sharks, swordfish, and other sea creatures recently debuted at the National Zoological Park - but not real ones.  Instead, the public was introduced to greater-than-life-sized sculptures of some of the ocean's most iconic animals - made of trash.  More specifically, they were made of trash from the ocean that has been carried back to the beaches by the tide.

Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea is on display at the National Zoo through September 5th.  As the summer heats up, more and more zoo and aquarium visitors will also be spending time on the beach.  It's important to remember that trash packed onto the beach also needs to be packed out, before it finds its way into the ocean, where it can harm marine life.

Washed Ashore Artwork

No comments:

Post a Comment