Pop-Tops, Orchard Beach, Bronx, NY
Some of the pop-tops in this piece date to the 1960's and '70's. They were collected in the paking lot at Orchard Beach in the Bronx, New York in 2008. The removable tabs were outlawed in the 1970's. Currently, production for all beverage cans is approximately 475 billion cans per year worldwide. Aluminium cans in the environment take 2 to 5 centuries to breakdown and decompose.
‘Found in Nature’ is a series of beautiful compositions that tell compelling stories about beach-trash. Barry collects previously discarded junk along the coastal areas of New York Harbor then curates and orders the objects by color, type and/or theme.