Today at Beyond Eden two of my new works will be on display. “Garbage Island” is a critical parody of capitalism’s insatiable desire to win at any cost. Victory for the greedy. What kind of world do you leave for your children’s children? Love life, respect life, but contemplate truth. Fear not the conversation, understand the repercussions for being complacent and not having this dialogue daily.
Embrace Mear One:
As sad as this image is, it really isn’t far from the truth:
Great Pacific garbage patch
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, also described as the Pacific Trash Vortex, is a gyre of marine debris in the central North Pacific Ocean located roughly between135°W to 155°W and 35°N and 42°N. The patch extends over an indeterminate area, with estimates ranging very widely depending on the degree of plastic concentration used to define the affected area.
The patch is characterized by exceptionally high concentrations of pelagic plastics, chemical sludge and other debris that have been trapped by the currents of the North Pacific Gyre. Despite its size and density, the patch is not visible from satellite photography, since it consists primarily of suspended particulates in the upper water column. Since plastics break down to even smaller polymers, concentrations of submerged particles are not visible from space, nor do they appear as a continuous debris field. Instead, the patch is defined as an area in which the mass of plastic debris in the upper water column is significantly higher than average.