Living in a beach resort town, I’m very used to two things: vintage-style postcards and plastic pollution. I draw my inspiration from my hometown’s history – the vintage era of the 1960’s and 1970’s, before anyone was really concerned about plastic pollution (though they should’ve been!) Taking the classic aesthetic and mixing it with a disturbingly real message serves as a sort of juxtaposition that should make viewers feel strange, because that’s not how that should be. And viewers would…

Living in a beach resort town, I’m very used to two things: vintage-style postcards and plastic pollution. I draw my inspiration from my hometown’s history – the vintage era of the 1960’s and 1970’s, before anyone was really concerned about plastic pollution (though they should’ve been!) Taking the classic aesthetic and mixing it with a disturbingly real message serves as a sort of juxtaposition that should make viewers feel strange, because that’s not how that should be. And viewers would…

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Bow Seat's Program Manager Alyssa turning a Salem sidewalk into a #publicart piece, part of @salemsoundcoastwatch's storm drain environmental awareness campaign. 🎨 #salemma #environmentalart #paintforapurpose #streetart #mural #artist #art #stormwater @creativesalem @salempublicart

Bow Seat's Program Manager Alyssa turning a Salem sidewalk into a #publicart piece, part of @salemsoundcoastwatch's storm drain environmental awareness campaign. 🎨 #salemma #environmentalart #paintforapurpose #streetart #mural #artist #art #stormwater @creativesalem @salempublicart

Art by Nicole Wang, 2015 @fromthebowseat Contest Submission || #fromthebowseat #whale #plasticpollutes #plastic #ocean #pollution

Art by Nicole Wang, 2015 @fromthebowseat Contest Submission || #fromthebowseat #whale #plasticpollutes #plastic #ocean #pollution

"Stop the Madness" by Lily D., Silver Award Winner (Middle School) in the 2016 Ocean Awareness Student Contest #art #marinedebris #plastic

"Stop the Madness" by Lily D., Silver Award Winner (Middle School) in the 2016 Ocean Awareness Student Contest #art #marinedebris #plastic

"Loon" by Bianca P., Silver Award Winner (Middle School) in the 2016 Ocean Awareness Student Contest #art #plastic #marindebris

"Loon" by Bianca P., Silver Award Winner (Middle School) in the 2016 Ocean Awareness Student Contest #art #plastic #marindebris

If our #plastic pollution became a monster in the #ocean, would we pay more attention to it?  Featured Student Artist: Annisa Kusuma, Indonesia || #fromthebowseat #ocean #plasticpollution #marinedebris #bethechange #saveourseas #maketomakeadifference #contest

If our #plastic pollution became a monster in the #ocean, would we pay more attention to it? Featured Student Artist: Annisa Kusuma, Indonesia || #fromthebowseat #ocean #plasticpollution #marinedebris #bethechange #saveourseas #maketomakeadifference #contest

"I do not want our world to be overrun with plastic. I believe we have an obligation to take care of this world. How we deal with our plastic is an imminently large part of that. Recognizing this responsibility is the first step toward eliminating plastic pollution and rescuing our future." Melissa Birchfield  #plasticpollution #oceanpollution #saveourseas #fromthebowseat #artivism

"I do not want our world to be overrun with plastic. I believe we have an obligation to take care of this world. How we deal with our plastic is an imminently large part of that. Recognizing this responsibility is the first step toward eliminating plastic pollution and rescuing our future." Melissa Birchfield #plasticpollution #oceanpollution #saveourseas #fromthebowseat #artivism

"Plastic never goes away, but animals do."  Sergey Levchenko, School-1114, Grade 12  #plasticpollution #oceanpollution #saveourseas #fromthebowseat #artivism

"Plastic never goes away, but animals do." Sergey Levchenko, School-1114, Grade 12 #plasticpollution #oceanpollution #saveourseas #fromthebowseat #artivism

"Ocean's Innocent" by Rachel M., Honorable Mention Award Winner (Middle School) in the 2016 Ocean Awareness Student Contest #art #painting #oilspill #pollution

"Ocean's Innocent" by Rachel M., Honorable Mention Award Winner (Middle School) in the 2016 Ocean Awareness Student Contest #art #painting #oilspill #pollution

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