Buena Onda Collective

Staying Afloat
This series of Sustainable Upcycled Surfboard Sculptures was created through a series of workshops, where we invited community members of Far Rockaway to collaborate with Buena Onda and Laru Beya Collective to ponder ocean life in the age of consumerism and explore sustainable creative expression. By using the collected trash from our organized monthly beach cleanup to create recycled surfboard sculptures and other small flotation devices. From foam, balloons, corks, and other discarded items, we shaped boards that embody a poetic vision of our community’s response to the climate crisis at hand. The boards will be presented at a community art show in June 2024 to highlight Laru Beya’s youth programs.