Trash to treasure artist dumpster dives and collects beach pollution for inspiration

Robert Anderson finds inspiration at the bottom of a dumpster.

A trained architect, Anderson’s quest to turn trash into art started when he was walking along the coast during a beach renourishment project and saw trash being brought to the surface.

He began collecting what he found and using the beach pollution as his materials for his artwork.

“The need to circumvent the flow of trash in the ocean, I just see people leaving so much trash on the beach and stuff in the dumpster,” he said. “I used to collect shells, instead I want to collect the trash.”

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