portfolio > 2006-2003

After learning the detrimental effects that discarded plastics have on marine wildlife, the lighter collection began. I gathered over 2,000 plastic cigarette lighters in a three mile stretch of beach over a nineteen month period. Collection has become integral to my working process. The lighters are now housed at the education center of the Los Angeles Oiled Bird Care Center.

Salvaged Cigarette Lighters with Haikus
Salvaged Cigarette Lighters with Haikus
2004