Water: a Beautiful Deceit

Garbage is now part of our landscape. Whatever we throw away can never truly be gone.  Since all roads lead to the ocean, water sources are polluted with the many artificial commodities that make up our day-to-day lives. Plastic bags, bottle caps, rope, nets and aluminum tags are just a few of the items that now make up the ocean scenery. Beautiful ocean depictions are no longer a representation of reality but romantic yearnings for what once was. In my representations of water, layers of our personal fictions are tangled with the waste of a consumer society. Black sludge and synthetic greens mingle with beautiful aqua blues and translucent teals; majestic ocean creatures morph into synthetic and alien species and luxurious sandy beaches are littered with consumer waste. We are what we consume and what we are devouring is our beautiful blue planet.