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Watch: One Plastic Beach

Forty years ago when they were art students, Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang learned the Bauhaus approach to color theory. Today, as artists living in northern California, they construct abstract art from colored plastic.

For the past 10 years—ever since their first date—the Langs have combed a tiny stretch of beach where they live for the Pacific Ocean’s washed up bottle caps, toys, trinkets, industrial and agricultural bits and pieces, and other treasures. In this video they explain their art and why they keep making it, year after year.

“The opposite of beauty really is not ugly. The opposite of beauty is indifference.”

One Plastic Beach from High Beam Media on Vimeo.

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