Ocean Eco Heroes by Tess Felix – UPCYCLE by @CarolineSrivast

Ocean Eco Heroes by Tess Felix - UPCYCLE - recycle - be artist be art magazine
Ocean Eco Heroes by Tess Felix – UPCYCLE

This series of portraits by beach debris artist Tess Felix celebrates our environmental heroes, especially those involved with ocean health. Tess first interviews and photographs these champions for the environment, getting to know them on a more personal level. Back in the studio, she uses her “discovery” sessions as the starting point for the portrait she creates using plastic beach debris collected along the shoreline of Stinson Beach.

Ocean Eco Heroes by Tess Felix - UPCYCLE - recycle - be artist be art magazine
Ocean Eco Heroes by Tess Felix – UPCYCLE

“I create portraits from plastic debris and strive to show a human soul. These figures are a playful response to a serious issue: the perilous state of the ocean and our marine life. While I admire activists and leaders who address the problem, my own voice is that of an artist. The contrast between the humanity of the figures and the plastic materials they are made of suggests that we are part of and responsible for the problem we have created”

Tess Felix

Ocean Eco Heroes by Tess Felix - UPCYCLE - recycle - be artist be art magazine
Ocean Eco Heroes by Tess Felix – UPCYCLE

“I use waste materials, primarily plastic debris, that wash up on the beach to create mosaic portraits of people. Often these items are curious remnants of our daily life, like parts of cell phones, discarded plugs, dental picks, bottle caps, fishing gear, old batteries, hairbrushes, and the surprisingly frequent plastic tubes and nets from oyster farming”

Tess Felix

Ocean Eco Heroes by Tess Felix - UPCYCLE - recycle - be artist be art magazine
Ocean Eco Heroes by Tess Felix – UPCYCLE

 

Ocean Eco Heroes by Tess Felix 

UPCYCLE Section by Caroline Srivast

 

 

 

Ocean Eco Heroes by Tess Felix 

UPCYCLE Section by Caroline Srivast

 

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