- 12:01 pm - Mon, Aug 20, 2012
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Judith and Richard Lang have been combing their local beach in Point Reyes National Seashore in Northern California since 1999, collecting the plastic debris of our daily lives: cheese spreaders form those packaged lunches, milk jug lids, disposable lighters. They cart home this junk, clean and categorize it, and finally transform it into gorgeous assemblages. It’s meticulous, artisanal up-cycling and it’s both beautiful and sad.
The Langs have an exhibit running currently at the San Francisco Public Library and GOOD caught up with Judith recently to talk about her process and where all those plastic cigar tips come from.
More: Found Art: Just Like Diamonds, Plastics Are Forever - Design - GOOD
We’ve covered the Langs before, but this interview is worth checking out if you don’t know their work. (Plus, I like this picture.)
And while you’re at it, take a dip into other Unconsumption coverage of beach debris!