Ocean Pollution Inspires Good

Dec 07, 2010, 06:00 ET from Plastic Pollution Coalition

6 Acclaimed Artists Including Raymond Pettibon Donate Proceeds to Benefit the Plastic Pollution Coalition

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six artists with a shared passion for protecting the earth and ocean– Raymond Pettibon, Pam Longobardi, Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang, Dianna Cohen and Lila Roo – have generously donated five works, with proceeds to benefit the work of the Plastic Pollution Coalition.

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The artwork is now available in a high-resolution, limited edition of 25 prints, numbered and signed by artist. The prints are on Moab Entrada paper and printed at Modern Multiples in Los Angeles. All sold unframed.

This limited series is presented as part of the TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch event sponsored by Plastic Pollution Coalition. Perfectly timed for the season of giving, this artwork is an ideal way to celebrate the holidays with a gift to someone you love and a gift to our planet.

Los Angeles artist Raymond Pettibon's eclectic inspiration ranges from surfing to 19th century literature. His early work in the punk rock scene secured him a cult following. He has since developed an international reputation as one of the foremost contemporary American artists working with drawing, text, and artist's books.

In her artwork, Pam Longobardi addresses the psychological relationship between humans and the natural world. She has created the Drifters Project, an ongoing collaborative interdisciplinary project focusing on marine debris and plastic pollution. A professor of art at Georgia State University, Longobardi has had over 35 solo exhibitions and 65 group exhibitions in galleries and museums worldwide.

Artists Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang started collecting plastic debris washing up on the shore of a 1,000-yard strip of Kehoe Beach on the Point Reyes National Seashore and carrying it away by the bagful. They say that while their collaborative work sends "a message about the spoiling of the natural world by the industrial world, our final intent is aesthetic and celebratory."

Dianna Cohen is a co-founder of Plastic Pollution Coalition and her artistic life is also deeply connected to plastic as well. She is best known for her two-dimensional and three-dimensional works using recycled plastic bags – sewn together – ranging from small hanging pieces to room-sized installations, which have been shown internationally.

Lila Roo's art is an experiential and physical act, blending body and material into nature. She finds that plastic garbage is the most plentiful resource our natural world, and so she strips it to shreds, braids it into rope and searches for settings to command it. Roo uses art as a ritual and language to engage the people and environments she inhabits, looking for the universal visual connections

These dimension are the overall print sizes, the image dimensions vary.

1. 30″ x 24″ – Raymond Pettibon, based on an original painting, "Plastic Pollution Coalition" 2010, ed. 25, $5000

2. 20″ x 24″ – Pam Longobardi, based on an original collage painting, "Eye of the Ocean" 2009, ed. 25, $1000

3. 24″ x 24″ – Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang, from a series of original photographs, "What's for Supper?" 2009, ed. 25, $1000

4. 20″ x 24″ – Dianna Cohen, a print from original artwork, "Shake Well Naked" 2009, ed. 25, $1000

5. 26″ x 24″ – Lila Roo, an original photographic still from a performance piece, "oil.water" 2010, ed. 25, $1000

To purchase, please visit http://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org/donate. All major credit cards accepted. Checks also accepted.

For information contact art@plasticpollutioncoalition.org

About Plastic Pollution Coalition

Plastic Pollution Coalition (www.PlasticPollutionCoalition.org) is a global alliance of individuals, organizations and businesses working together to stop plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, animals and the environment.

Plastic Pollution seeks to elevate plastic pollution to the forefront of global social, environmental and political discourse.


For questions about the art series

Wayne DeSelle  

323 937-9385


For questions about Plastic Pollution Coalition

Daniella Russo

(415) 513-0309


SOURCE Plastic Pollution Coalition