In 1999 Judith and Richard Lang started collecting plastic debris from Kehoe Beach in Northern California: milk jug lids, combs, toy soldiers, disposable lighters, cheese spreaders from lunch snack packs. Back in the studios they clean, sort and categorize the pieces according to color and kind and use the plastic to make artworks including large sculptures, installations, photo tableaus and jewelry.
"Pacifier" (above) is the title of this necklace in reference to the "jewel" fashioned from the remains of the baby binky and the tiparillo tips strung like pearls to shape the ring of the necklace.
Kid pacifiers. Adult pacifiers
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