Mary Mo McCrimmon
"My name is Mo and I’m an artist and beach clean advocate. Pollution, especially plastic pollution, has become a big problem in our waterways devastating not only plant life, but wildlife too. It is sad when animals mistaken plastic pollution for food which poisons and eventually kills them from the toxins. I beachcomb the shores of Lake Erie and follow many other beachcombers around the world who post photos of the garbage washing onto our beaches and am shocked at the devastation we are doing to our home. In the same token I’m proud of my brothers and sisters who do their part to help alleviate the problem by beach cleaning their areas when they comb. My artful pieces reflect my beachcombing and beach cleaning habits by creating jewelry with items found on our beaches. The copper wire and beautifully frosted glass nuggets, known as mermaid tears started out as useful items that were thrown away and turned into garbage. The Great Lakes and Oceans took these discarded items and transformed them; tumbling, softening the edges, hardening the metal with each wave. I find these items on our beaches and transform them yet again into beautiful jewelry that I hope inspires you to think about our world, our waterways, and the creatures we share our planet with. Hopefully, you’ll see what I mean by lending a helping hand and we all will have a more beautiful home for it."
To purchase a piece from this exhibition, please contact us at (440) 205-1770.