Artist feature: Aurora Robson

Aurora Robson is a multi-media artist known predominantly for her meditative work intercepting the plastic waste stream. Her practice is about shifting negative trajectories. Her work formally references recurring nightmares that she had as a child which she hybridizes with organic forms found in nature. Robson holds a double major (B.A.) in visual arts and art history from Columbia University.

Robson is also the founding artist of Project Vortex, an international collective of artists, designers and architects also working with plastic debris. Through her work she explores the intersection of art, science and education while helping restrict the flow of plastic debris to our oceans. For more information about her work and related initiatives, see her TEDx talk entitled Trash + Love.

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Project Vortex is a non-profit international collective of artists, designers and architects actively working with plastic debris gathered intercepting the waste stream. Through education and the arts, we strive to inspire others to rethink and reinvent plastic waste in innovative ways that promote creative stewardship of our global waterways.

If you are a non-profit cleanup or environmental organization interested in partnering with Project Vortex or if you are intercepting the plastic waste stream and would like to be considered as a Project Vortex collaborator, please contact us at We are constantly broadening our network and welcome input from collaborators around the world.