Each piece of plastic used in the creation of these pins was collected from a 1,000 yard stretch of Kehoe Beach in the Point Reyes National Seashore. The brightly colored bits are "curated" from the confetti strew that washes up on to the beach. In my studio they are cleaned then sorted into color and kind and become my "inventory." Sometimes an unusual shape will spark a design reverie. Sometimes the rich surface, the sea-buffeted patina will incite the creative process. Sometimes the recognizable part of a something (a piece of a comb or a juice lid) will evoke the question - could that have once been mine?
Each of these pins are hand-crafted, one of a kind, made exclusively from Kehoe Beach plastic.