College Point, NY
2017, High School, Art
The basic theme of my work is the situation that involves plastic soda rings and marine life. These seemingly harmless pieces of plastic actually can cause a lot of damage to sea animals, because they can get caught into one and forever have a plastic ring around their necks, even their entire bodies as they grow bigger. This is terrible because it can hinder breathing or growth and basically give these poor animals a miserable life. I represent this idea by making the soda rings act as handcuffs for these “prisoners.” I depict these animals as prisoners by having them line up, wear orange uniforms, and have a fence blocking them off from their real homes. Hopefully my work will spread awareness for not pollution the water with garbage, and also for people to actively prevent the injury of sea animals by tiny actions such as cutting up a soda ring before throwing it out.