Friday, September 14, 2012

Plastic Pollution: Tedious but not Boring

Perhaps it is for some, but for me spending quiet hours in the studio and cutting up old plastic garbage bags and gluing is a meditative process, much like embroidery or slowly building up a painting layer by layer.
I was invited to participate in a trash exhibit and the theme is plastic. My challenge was to  make something that helps make a statement about the damage plastic  has and do it in a way that isn't graphic. Considering the damage all this plastic garbage has on the birds and other animals, it was not easy. I am not even going to share the images, they are too disturbing. Suffice it to say you can click on the links if you want to learn more.

Ocean of Plastic:Damage to Birds Slideshow
Save our Planet:how long plastic takes to degrade,the effect on the environment, our health, etc

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