mapping the plastic ocean

EARTH DAY, 2017
Mapping Plastic Ocean

 

Each year, an estimated 8 million tonnes of plastic enters the ocean.

Plastic entanglement kills approximately 100,000 marine creatures a year, and at least two thirds of the world’s fish stocks are suffering from plastic ingestion. This issue affects all of us.

In honour of Earth Day, I’m sharing a project I’ve been working on with Phillip Job to raise awareness of plastic pollution. This piece (pictured) focuses on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, situated in one of the many ocean gyres. This floating mass of plastic is twice the size of Texas, with plastic pieces outnumbering sea life six to one.

You can read more on Phillip’s website: www.phillipjob.com/oceans.html.

 

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CORNWALL, 2017

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The beginnings of an ongoing personal project about my mum and her suicide in 2010.

 

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