It was once thought the oceans were too vast to be affected by humans...

Beach plastic, fishing line on acrylic paint and medium

600 x 900 mm

While studying coastal outcrops and beach walking over the years, it’s been disturbing to see hard plastic marine pollution increasing on SA beaches. I’m not anti-plastic but I am anti-litter and pollution. I collected plastic on remote beaches, sorted it by colour and set it on a ground of acrylic with a tangle of fishing line.

The title, “It was once thought oceans were so vast they could not be affected by humans”, comes from a CSIRO paper - Duckett & Repaci, 2014. Marine plastic pollution: using community science to address a global problem, Marine and freshwater research 66(8), p 665-673.

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by Elinor Alexander