Ciel Bergman: Sea of Clouds What Can I Do

Bergman used waste plastic collected from the beach to create an installation exhibition in 1987. Concerned about the tons of discarded plastic and its consequences on marine mammals, she conceived the idea for recycling waste plastic to create a sustainable road paving material called “Plasphalt.” Materials include exhibition ephemera, slides and photographs, press materials, Plasphalt and source plastic samples, patent paperwork, field testing kit, correspondence, and grant applications.