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Ocean Disruption

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Ocean Disruption

2017
Digital collage
14in x 11in
© Betty Butler

Description

Human influences have disrupted our oceans with garbage: namely the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. There is a patch in each ocean. They swirl on the huge rotating oceanic currents and contain large to flake size bits of plastic. The plastic never disintegrates, but only breaks into micro plastics, then eaten by fish and birds, either killing them or allowing the plastic chemicals higher into the food chain.

Although this image is semi-abstract, elements of ocean imagery and the title inform the viewer of the effects of climate change on the oceans.

Full Artwork Details
Artist:
Title:
Ocean Disruption
Date:
2017
Medium:
Digital collage
Medium Category:
new-media
Genre:
Abstract
Original Dimensions:
14in x 11in
Copyright:
Betty Butler
ArtSlant Awards:
2nd 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner in the new-media Category
Tags:
painting, mixed-media, photography