Oil on canvas
A plastic bag confining a goldfish enables its temporary survival. Inverted in nature, it’s plastic within aquatic ecosystems that is killing organisms. Plastics do not biodegrade. Their permanency ensures an indefinite environmental influence; we have created a glitch in the natural cycle. ‘Biomagnification’ remains elusive to most, but it will not remain unbeknown in the future. We, as a species, exist as part of a global ecosystem; every action or inaction will have widespread repercussions on our way of life. We cannot stand idle as our world suffocates. Plastics entering the food chain are contaminating organisms – and inevitably will contaminate us.
Emerging categoryby Ella-Maude Wilson