Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Plastic is Forever

We went to an art opening in Ely, a nearby village, where an installation by Fran Crowe was on exhibit. Fran walked over five beaches near her home and collected 46,000 pieces of plastic, rope, and debris. She started last September, taking 4 large bags with her each time and filling them up until she couldn't carry any more. She also paddled out in a dingy to one of the beaches and filled up the dingy. Her website is: www.flyintheface.com
"According to a UN report, humankind's exploitation of the deep seas is "rapidly passing the point of no return. There are on average around 46,000 pieces of plastic litter per sq. mile of ocean worldwide, leading to the death of over 1 million seabirds and over 100,000 marine mammals every year due to entanglement or ingestion. Greenpeace recently discovered that there is a vortex of floating pieces of plastic in the south Pacific ocean larger than the size of Texas."

of ocean worldwide.

This was my favorite piece, probably because of the color. I noticed there was no purple wedge.
This measured 8' across.

This large circle of rope is about 8' across.


Flip flops and pacifiers


1 comment:

molly said...

Gross! It really behooves us to be nicer to Mother Nature.