The work of artist Xicogaivota is amazing. Xico is a beach plastic collector, removing plastics and other materials from remote beaches and turns them into works of art. The marine debris is no longer waste, now repurposed as raw material for his creations.
In a dystopian society built on uncontrolled consumption and inconsequential discard, it is a praiseworthy attitude. What started out as a way to make rather than buy Christmas gifts for loved ones is now his trademark work. Xico’s work has the power to create awareness about our plastic waste dilemma and contribute to a more sustainable way of life.
“My work is not only what you see, it is essentially what you do not see,” Xico says.