2017, High School, Art
When we think of major ocean pollution, we think of oil spills and industrial run-off. There is little that the average person can do to reduce this. However, a more intimate problem occurs. The small scale, causal litter we see from citizens like you and I everyday can easily be avoided by simple acts of conscientious effort. It takes more than a federal regulation to clean up our act. It's up to us as citizens and caretakers of this world to individually make the effort to reduce the waste in our environment and encourage it to grow healthy again. In my piece, I gave perspective on the depths of the ocean in order to prompt the viewer to think critically about their own rule in pollution. In order for a change to happen, one must first raise awareness of the problem and then educate as many people as they can reach. Through my work I hope to reach out to people that I would never have gotten the opportunity to reach out to otherwise. Hopefully this will inspire fresh support to our cause of reducing and eventually eliminating pollution.