Berkeley resident Mark Olivier is a beachcombing artist who creates sculptures made from materials he takes from local beaches. He gleans everything from lighters to car parts to animal bones, combining his finds into masks, animals, and a variety of other forms.
After walking his dog down a filthy beach, Mark realized that he could clean up trash and utilize his creativity at the same time. Mark started creating sculptures out of the trash he picked up from the beach. Although his art depends on the waste of our society, Mark claims there is no message. "I just sort of fell into it," he says, "but now I can't stop.”
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