2017, High School, Art
I love my coastline. While it may technically not be an ocean, Lake Michigan looks endless from Chicago shores. Unfortunately, so do the heaps of forgotten Starbucks cups, takeout containers, sunscreen bottles, plastic bags, etc. -- leading me to the driving force behind my piece. Further inspiration came from the statistic released by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation: By 2050, we will have as much plastic in our oceans as fish. My piece is a fictional representation of what a plastic ocean might look like. I want viewers to see these plastic cups -- items which they have all used and have probably littered with at least once -- and relate themselves to ocean pollution and its catastrophic consequences.