PLASTIC MAN: THE ARTFUL LIFE OF LIFE OF JERRY ROSS BARRISH
Directed by WILLIAM FARLEY
August 13, 2019
ABOUT THE FILM
Plastic Man tells the remarkable story of Jerry Barrish who chose a creative life in his 50’s and found success. Well known for creating sculptural art out of scavenged plastic debris, primarily from the beaches near San Francisco or Bay Area recycling centers, Barrish has pursued his chosen medium with a singular determination. For the past two decades he has dedicated his career as a sculptor to just about the lowest caste of material available, discarded plastic. Within the last decade, Barrish has been casting selected pieces in bronze, adding a whole new dimension to the work.