Mining the Collection: Finding Meaning in the Mess Works by: Judith Selby Lang & Richard Lang

Monday, June 8th 2015 to Tuesday, August 25th 2015

Since 1999, the Langs have been visiting Point Reyes National Seashore, gathering plastic debris as it washes out of the Pacific Ocean. Like archaeologists, the Langs carefully collect and organize these artifacts of our time. The Langs’ prints stand on their own as beautiful and arresting artworks; the surprise is in the realization that they have been created out of plastic debris. In this way, the Langs address our throwaway culture, the ubiquity of plastic, and our shared responsibility for environmental stewardship.

CARe caught up with the Langs back in 2018 and 2021 -- be sure to read their reflection and updates on the CARe Package Blog!