The project is bringing awareness about the growing pandemic of marine plastics across the country by turning it into art and leaving it on display at public venues.
Bonnie Monteleone, the creator of the exhibit, has collected digital images of plastic artifacts retrieved from four of the five global garbage patches, and has combined them with her own open ocean photography in a traveling art display. This display has since traveled 3,700 miles, on a journey to portray how the world’s oceans have been scourged by plastics. People are encouraged not only to enjoy the beauty of the art, but to look deeper and question our own contribution of plastics into our oceans, and to make the connection that this growing problem is a global one that affects us all.
Exhibition dates: January 12, 2017 – February 13, 2017 Location: Viewpoint Gallery, UCI Student Center. Parking is $10 in the Student Center Parking Structure (Directions)