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美国国家公共电台 NPR On The Oregon Coast, Turning Pollution Into Art With A Purpose

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

It is estimated that more than 1 million tons of plastic garbage contaminates the world's oceans every year. But one artist on the Oregon coast is making a small dent1 in that. NPR's Kirk Siegler has the story from the seaside village of Bandon in southern Oregon.

KIRK SIEGLER, BYLINE2: Here at Coquille Point, the wind is tumultuous and the sea violent. Huge waves crash up against the giant moss-covered rocks perched off the beach. The rugged3 Oregon coast is famous for being pristine4 and wild, but train your eyes down a little closer to the beach and sand itself and even here you find bits of plastic.

ANGELA HASELTINE POZZI: Well, I think the most disturbing thing I find is detergent5 bottles and bleach6 bottles with giant bite marks out of them by fish.

SIEGLER: Artist and teacher Angela Haseltine Pozzi has made it her mission to collect as much of this shameful7 garbage as possible, washing ashore8 from Asia, Europe, California, right here in Oregon.

POZZI: Well, I hear this.

(SOUNDBITE OF RUMMAGING)

SIEGLER: In her gallery nearby, she takes these plastic bottle caps, cocktail9 toothpicks, shotgun shell casings, anything and turns them into jaw-dropping sculptures of the very marine10 life threatened by all this plastic.

POZZI: This piece over here is a giant weedy seadragon, and it's 18 feet long and 10 feet tall.

SIEGLER: Its neck made of suction cups from vacuum cleaners; its eye is a black water bottle cap.

POZZI: And the idea is that you can't ignore something that's really big, and it grabs your attention.

SIEGLER: Like the jellyfish sculpted11 from golf balls or the puffin bird whose feathers are made from fastened together flip12 flops13 and plastic lighters14 and the life-sized replica15 of a juvenile16 humpback whale's rib17 cage made of - you guessed it - plastic household bleach bottles. You can walk under it and even bang on it like a drum.

(SOUNDBITE OF BANGING)

POZZI: My goal in creating this project is to reach the general public, not the art connoisseurs18 and the environmentalists. I want to reach everybody. I want to reach kids. I want to reach people who might throw something on the beach and not think about it. And I want to make them start to think about it.

SIEGLER: A few years ago, she founded a nonprofit called Washed Ashore. They've built 80 sculptures made out of 26 tons of garbage collected from the Oregon coast. They've been displayed across the country, from the zoo in Tacoma, Wash., to the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. One of the most popular sculptures, though, is right here in the gallery - a 6-foot-wide sea star made from individual-use plastic water bottles.

POZZI: A lot of these right here are actually washed in from the 2008 Beijing Olympics that still wash up on our beaches. They have the insignia on them.

SIEGLER: 2008.

POZZI: Yep, yep. And they're still coming in.

SIEGLER: And you can play this one like a drum, too. It's a hit with kids.

(SOUNDBITE OF BANGING)

POZZI: It's more sound than music (laughter).

SIEGLER: Angela is not on a crusade to end all plastics. She knows we have to use them in our phones or medical equipment. But will these enormous plastic sculptures make us rethink how much we use?

POZZI: Single-use plastics are the most dangerous because you use it, and in five minutes, you're done with it. And then it lasts a thousand years. And we were never taught that. You know, if we were taught that, we'd think differently, I think. And that's part of the thing is education.

SIEGLER: Education, she says, can make a difference. And after all, we invented all these convenient plastics, so why can't we invent our way out of the crisis? Kirk Siegler, NPR News, Bandon, Ore.

(SOUNDBITE OF VUREZ'S "GLORIOUS CRYSTAL GLEAM [MMX2 - CRYSTAL SNAIL STAGE]")


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1 dent Bmcz9     
n.凹痕,凹坑;初步进展
参考例句:
  • I don't know how it came about but I've got a dent in the rear of my car.我不知道是怎么回事,但我的汽车后部有了一个凹痕。
  • That dent is not big enough to be worth hammering out.那个凹陷不大,用不着把它锤平。
2 byline sSXyQ     
n.署名;v.署名
参考例句:
  • His byline was absent as well.他的署名也不见了。
  • We wish to thank the author of this article which carries no byline.我们要感谢这篇文章的那位没有署名的作者。
3 rugged yXVxX     
adj.高低不平的,粗糙的,粗壮的,强健的
参考例句:
  • Football players must be rugged.足球运动员必须健壮。
  • The Rocky Mountains have rugged mountains and roads.落基山脉有崇山峻岭和崎岖不平的道路。
4 pristine 5BQyC     
adj.原来的,古时的,原始的,纯净的,无垢的
参考例句:
  • He wiped his fingers on his pristine handkerchief.他用他那块洁净的手帕擦手指。
  • He wasn't about to blemish that pristine record.他本不想去玷污那清白的过去。
5 detergent dm1zW     
n.洗涤剂;adj.有洗净力的
参考例句:
  • He recommended a new detergent to me.他向我推荐一种新的洗涤剂。
  • This detergent can remove stubborn stains.这种去污剂能去除难洗的污渍。
6 bleach Rtpz6     
vt.使漂白;vi.变白;n.漂白剂
参考例句:
  • These products don't bleach the hair.这些产品不会使头发变白。
  • Did you bleach this tablecloth?你把这块桌布漂白了吗?
7 shameful DzzwR     
adj.可耻的,不道德的
参考例句:
  • It is very shameful of him to show off.他向人炫耀自己,真不害臊。
  • We must expose this shameful activity to the newspapers.我们一定要向报社揭露这一无耻行径。
8 ashore tNQyT     
adv.在(向)岸上,上岸
参考例句:
  • The children got ashore before the tide came in.涨潮前,孩子们就上岸了。
  • He laid hold of the rope and pulled the boat ashore.他抓住绳子拉船靠岸。
9 cocktail Jw8zNt     
n.鸡尾酒;餐前开胃小吃;混合物
参考例句:
  • We invited some foreign friends for a cocktail party.我们邀请了一些外国朋友参加鸡尾酒会。
  • At a cocktail party in Hollywood,I was introduced to Charlie Chaplin.在好莱坞的一次鸡尾酒会上,人家把我介绍给查理·卓别林。
10 marine 77Izo     
adj.海的;海生的;航海的;海事的;n.水兵
参考例句:
  • Marine creatures are those which live in the sea. 海洋生物是生存在海里的生物。
  • When the war broke out,he volunteered for the Marine Corps.战争爆发时,他自愿参加了海军陆战队。
11 sculpted da5be298460bb9f4b0690c2dc86da0af     
adj.经雕塑的
参考例句:
  • a display of animals sculpted in ice 冰雕动物展
  • The ladies had their hair sculpted by the leading coiffeur of the day. 女士们的发型都是当代有名的理发师做的。
12 flip Vjwx6     
vt.快速翻动;轻抛;轻拍;n.轻抛;adj.轻浮的
参考例句:
  • I had a quick flip through the book and it looked very interesting.我很快翻阅了一下那本书,看来似乎很有趣。
  • Let's flip a coin to see who pays the bill.咱们来抛硬币决定谁付钱。
13 flops 7ad47e4b5d17f79e9fda2e5861f3ae87     
n.失败( flop的名词复数 )v.(指书、戏剧等)彻底失败( flop的第三人称单数 );(因疲惫而)猛然坐下;(笨拙地、不由自主地或松弛地)移动或落下;砸锅
参考例句:
  • a pair of flip-flops 一双人字拖鞋
  • HPC environments are often measured in terms of FLoating point Operations Per Second (FLOPS) . HPC环境通常以每秒浮点运算次数(FLOPS)加以度量。 来自互联网
14 lighters 779466b88f83c05ba52f9b51e758d246     
n.打火机,点火器( lighter的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The cargo is being discharged into lighters. 正在往驳船里卸货。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • Babies'bootees and cheap cigarette lighters were displayed in unlikely juxtaposition. 儿童的短靴和廉价的打火机很不相称地陈列在一起。 来自辞典例句
15 replica 9VoxN     
n.复制品
参考例句:
  • The original conservatory has been rebuilt in replica.温室已按原样重建。
  • The young artist made a replica of the famous painting.这位年轻的画家临摹了这幅著名的作品。
16 juvenile OkEy2     
n.青少年,少年读物;adj.青少年的,幼稚的
参考例句:
  • For a grown man he acted in a very juvenile manner.身为成年人,他的行为举止显得十分幼稚。
  • Juvenile crime is increasing at a terrifying rate.青少年犯罪正在以惊人的速度增长。
17 rib 6Xgxu     
n.肋骨,肋状物
参考例句:
  • He broke a rib when he fell off his horse.他从马上摔下来折断了一根肋骨。
  • He has broken a rib and the doctor has strapped it up.他断了一根肋骨,医生已包扎好了。
18 connoisseurs 080d8735dcdb8dcf62724eb3f35ad3bc     
n.鉴赏家,鉴定家,行家( connoisseur的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • Let us go, before we offend the connoisseurs. 咱们走吧,免得我们惹恼了收藏家。 来自辞典例句
  • The connoisseurs often associate it with a blackcurrant flavor. 葡萄酒鉴赏家们通常会将它跟黑醋栗口味联系起来。 来自互联网
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