Washed Ashore builds and exhibits aesthetically powerful art to educate a global audience about plastic pollution in oceans and waterways and spark positive changes in consumer habits.
Each of these sculptures represents the sea life affected by plastic pollution. These unique art pieces are part of a national traveling exhibition that includes educational signage and programs that encourage reducing, refusing, reusing, repurposing and recycling.
Angela Haseltine Pozzi, founder and artistic director of the Washed Ashore Project.
Washed Ashore is a non-profit community art project founded by artist and educator, Angela Haseltine Pozzi in 2010. The project is based in Bandon, Oregon, where Angela first recognized the amount of plastic washing up on the beaches she loved and decided to take action. Since 2010, Washed Ashore has processed tons of plastic pollution from Pacific beaches to create monumental art that is awakening the hearts and minds of viewers to the global marine debris crisis.
15 Washed Ashore sculptures are available to be viewed during all Zoo hours and free with your paid Zoo admission or by presenting a valid Hogle Zoo membership card at entry. Washed Ashore will be displayed on the Zoo grounds daily for a limited time only – May 24th through September 30th.
Learn more about each of our Washed Ashore Ambassadors below.