Sunday, May 10, 2015
This could be the last in the Gyre series which addresses the Garbage Patches in our oceans in which vast unmeasurable quantities of plastic swirl, are broken down into tiny beads and consumed by all manor of sea life. They never disappear from the planet. They are insidious detritus of our consumer society and our need to toss and replace items in our daily lives. I have collected household plastics which come to me, iced dyed the fabric, then hand stitched the spinning imagery underlying the bright plastic forms I then appliqued in place. The piece is 42" x 44"