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The Theory of Color in Ocean Trash

Mixed Media Assemblage incorporating trash found on the beach, canning jars, & water.

2012

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The contamination of the world’s oceans with plastic detritus is one of the grimmest realities of our lifetime. We need to be accountable for creating this problem and accelerating the extinction of thousands of animal species, and perhaps even our own. California has been historically, one of the largest producers of food at national and international levels. Plastic containers in every shape and size have been created to ship our products to every corner of the world. We have ignored for too long, the consequences our plastic proliferation has had on other nations. We need to insist on ecologically friendly packaging, and share what we know about recycling in order to help not just ourselves, but also everyone who occupies this planet with us.