Artist Statement"Plastic pollution is overtaking and clogging up our ocean's waters - and killing our ocean creatures all the way up the food chain. I designed and painted this piece to help create awareness about this issue. Many creatures in our oceans are eating and ingesting microplastics, and sadly absorbing their chemicals, because these tiny, hazardous pieces of plastic are often mistaken for food, and are not digestible.
This cycle eventually and inevitably circles back onto the land (from which it came), and also deeply affects creatures above sea level that rely on the Ocean as a source of food. These creatures include the Native Sea Birds, such as the Brown Pelican… as well as us humans. All of us creatures are neck-deep in this together!"
The FocusMicroplastics in the marine food chain
Reduce your own plastic footprint by
- Using a reusable water bottle and avoiding drinks bottled in plastic
- Bringing your own bag, cup, utensils, straw, etc.
- Shopping in bulk, reducing packaging waste
- Choosing reusable and compostable goods over less sustainable materials