Out of the ocean

Friday's guest blogger, Big Chuck, has a beautiful yet painful look at the oceans, and the art created from them - literally.

Gyre - by artist Chris Jordan
via dwell blog

On today's blog I am posting some intriguingly beautiful work by artist Chris Jordan which is food for thought, and hopefully won't become food for animals if we can reduce our consumption of plastics.

Gyre is an 8 x 11 foot reproduction of the famous wood block print, Great Wave, by Japanese artist Hokusai. In his version, Chris Jordan "depicts 2.4 million pieces of plastic, equal to the estimated number of pounds of plastic pollution that enter the world's oceans every hour. All of the plastic in this image was collected from the Pacific Ocean."

Below is a sequential zoom into the details of Gyre.

You can see more of his work, which is innovative, inspiring and beautiful - at the same time as having a message, on his website.


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