By working in a wide range of geographic locations, the overall project becomes a representation of the universal impacts of plastic pollution


Atlantic Ocean

International Marine Conservation Congress
Society of Conservation Biologists

Making Marine Science Matter
St John’s, Newfoundland
CLEAR: Max Liboiron

Welcome to the Anthropocene: From Global Challenge to Planetary Stewardship
Presentation on the value of stepping away from educational models as a form of authentic engagement for the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences
Pace University, New York

Expanding Worlds
TransCultural Exchange
Boston University

Art from Detritus
Williamsburg Art & Historical Society, Brooklyn, New York

Collection Point: Downeast Maine


Caribbean Sea

A Voice from the Ghetto
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

Message in a Bottle
Aragorn’s workshop, Trellis Bay, British Virgin Islands


Himalayan Headwaters

The Voluntary Artists Studio of Thimphu, Bhutan


Mediterranean Sea

Et toi, qu’est-ce que tu vois? (Do You See What I see?)
The exhibition was based on the residency at the Chateau de la Napoule, where artists were asked to create work geared towards children. At the suggestion there should be an interactive element to the installation, the portion of the project which allowed for children to play with the Debris tiles was developed

Terra Madre
Slow Food International, Turin, Italy

Foundations: Chateau de la Napoule
Supported by La Napoule Art Foundation, this initial residency provided the time and space to create what became the Debris Project


Mekong Basin

Surface Arts Collaborative Residency
Report from Thailand: Insights into the issues and solutions realized throughout northern Thailand while working from the Rumpueng Community Arts Space, Chiang Mai

Art Relief International
Art director Emma Gabriel shares her reflections in bringing the Debris Project into schools across Chiang Mai


North Seas

Cosmobilities: Mobile Art Exhibition
Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark

Seven Degrees of Separation
Glebe Gallery, Donegal, Ireland


Pacific Ocean

Save Our Shores
Collaboration with Save Our Shores, who utilized the Debris Project as an educational tool in classrooms across the Santa Cruz region

Monterrey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Education Center
In collaboration with NOAA, the Debris Project was installed as a culmination of Save Our Shores creative participation in the Debris Project

Santa Cruz area children assist with global art exhibit
Kara Guzman for the Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz art event to impact marine conservation efforts
Aimee Cornett for the Santa Cruz Sentinel

With the Earth
Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station near the National Seashore, Northern California

Shaping Ocean Plastic Into Awareness – Bay Nature Interview with Paul Epstein

Artist profile: Reenie Charriere

Collection Points:
Kaulana Bay, Big Island Hawai’i
Maui Beach clean with Sharkastics

Tokyo: fish market musings and plastic pellet engagement


South China Sea

A visit to the Cu Lao Cham Marine Park
A UNESCO biosphere reserve in Central Vietnam


Rocky Mountain Headwaters

Neo Rio: Pollinators, Plants & People
Hosted by LEAP (Land, Environment & Art of Place) in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

La Vie des Choses (The Life of Things)
in conjunction with the Biennial of the Americas
Processus Art & Life, Denver

From the Mountains to the Prairies to the Oceans
The University of Colorado Natural History Museum, Boulder CO
Making Waves – The Colorado Ocean Coalition, Boulder CO

Art Moves!
PlatteForum, Denver CO

Voces in Aumento
The Denver Aquarium

Passion with a Purpose
The Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver

Caravansary – Burning Man, Black Rock City, Nevada
Plastic Free Desert Camp – Beth Terry

Water Matters – Amigos Bravos, Santa Fe Community Foundation, New Mexico
Santa Fe Radio CafeWater Matters interview

Human Impacts
Field Institute Taos