What is the present environmental impact of our shortsighted, temporary throw-away culture? This sculpture brings attention to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a growing mass of floating plastic in the Pacific Ocean with an estimated area greater than the size of Texas.
As this ever-growing, vast mass of plastic disintegrates, it becomes a sea of small particulate and chemical sludge that, so far, cannot be cleaned up. Indistinguishable from food sources, it is eaten by wildlife and either kills them or enters our food chain.
Consider your actions. Consider your impact. Consider your waste.
Kerri Schmidt – From the Plastic Planet Series
steel and plastic bags
Kerri Schmidt is a Boston-based multi-media artist. Her works are a result of an ongoing collaboration between brain, soul, the magic of chance, her inner four-year-old, and a sense of wonder. She creates points of entry that explore connections with nature and the greater mysteries of life.