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Run-Off Dolphin
Following rainstorms, the trash left on the streets of Los Angeles is washed directly into the ocean via the storm drains. Recognizing this problem, artist Kim Abeles collected discarded objects from the beaches of Santa Monica and used the debris to create the Runoff Dolphin valise. Abeles soldered a dolphin shaped violin case and in strangely alluring patterns collaged the collected trash to the exterior of the case. Inside another collection of debris is laid out on a bed of fancy pink satin. In a single artwork Abeles presents a problem (ocean pollution) and a solution (reusing and recycling) with a creative and aesthetic second-hand use of discarded trash.
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