Friday, February 25, 2011
PHOTO TAKEN BY CHRIS JORDAN
Look what i made on my hike down into Pololu Valley just outside of the town of Hawi on the Big Island last month. Pololu Valley is one of my favorite beaches and hikes on the Big Island. I am posting this photo...just to make a point that no matter where you go today you are going to find plastic and found objects at the beach.
FOUND OBJECTS AT THE BEACH...THIS IS WHAT I MADE.
As I continue my research and continue to brainstorm how I will create this new series I am reading about the different view points that scientist and environmentalist are making about the great pacific garbage patch.
I am really interested in the life of the Albatross and the life of Plastic in Paradise. For me this seems to be an ALBATROCITY on so many levels.
I took this photo last month while hiking down into one of the most beautiful places on earth Pololu Valley.
Here is another photo I took from my day in the valley you can get a sense of how big it is and see the other valleys in the distance.
1000 miles north of Hawaii is where lots of the plastic is floating.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Snorkeling Photo I took in the beautiful Pacific waters of Hawaii.
Snorkeling Photo I took of the beautiful Coral in the Pacific waters of Hawaii.
In this photo you can see what was found in the stomach of just one dead Laysan albatross chick (photographers: David Liittschwager & Susan Middleton).
I am starting a new series about the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" I am sure many have heard of this patch out in the Pacific it is said to be twice the size of Texas. I lived in Texas for a while and have driven through the entire state and what a drive it is. There is too much plastic floating in our ocean.
This new series is my interpretation of the many facts and figures about this "Pacific Trash Vortex"
The name of my new series is still being worked out...I like the idea of
"THE ALBATROSS AROUND MY NECK IS PLASTIC TWICE THE SIZE OF TEXAS"
The albatross bird is one of the birds that is drastically impacted by the plastic patch...I attached a photo for you to see what impact plastic has on the life of an Albatross. I will continue to write about the fact finding art making process of this new series.