Plastic debris portrait art by Tess Felix

Dolls, Personal Work, 2012
Personal Take
Standing Series
Stiv Wilson, Eco Hero series 2018
Eco (Ocean) Hero Series

personal Take

This work is comprised of family, friends, and others who have inspired me. 

standing Series

A direct pose can often expose us at our most vulnerable.

eco (Ocean) hero series

Activists or visionaries, artists, scientists, filmmakers, or writers–each add a valuable voice to the battle to save our oceans.

Commissioned Work

Capturing loved ones or a beloved memory.

Current & upcoming Shows

Material Matters

Seager Gray Gallery 108 Throckmorton Ave. Mill Valley, CA 94941 Group Show Opening reception:
Sunday, March 20th. 3-5

Solo Exhibition

Bear Valley Visitors Center
Point Reyes National Seashore
March 7 – April 7

Earth 2050

Mill Valley Community Center Info at Eventbrite Pre-registration required, Free April 24th, 1PM

planet or Plastic?

California Museums​
Ocean Hero’s series will be on exhibition.
April 7 – August 7
1020 O Street, Sacramento, CA

IOFF 2022

Tess Felix: Portrait Artist
Cynthia Abbott, Andrea E. Leland
(USA) 8 min

International Ocean FF

About my Work

The mosaic portraits you see here are created from plastic debris collected along the shore close to my home in Marin, California. I find these items are curious remnants of our daily life. My works are a mosaic of parts of cell phones, discarded plugs, dental picks, bottle caps, fishing gear, old batteries, hairbrushes, and the surprisingly frequent plastic tubes and nets from oyster farming.

My larger works include thousands of such pieces of plastic marine debris, layered and pasted to the canvas with silicone glue. I never paint any of the plastic bits and pieces, but leave them in their “natural” state.

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