White 100% cotton, Resin, PVC tubes, Plastic Bags, Six Pack Rings and Plastic Net. 7" x 50" x 9"
The importance of global warming and its effects on the oceans and their coral reefs is an important issue that I wanted to render in this piece. “Plastisphere” is a necklace that explores the bleaching of the coral reefs and the plastic entanglement with some organisms in the oceans. These themes are important to me because I grew up in coastal cities in Mexico, and I saw first hand the consequences of ocean pollution. As a wearable art piece, it will serve as an aesthetically interesting accessory and could help to raise awareness about these issues. The modular necklace represents the different kinds of organisms affected by human pollution and the emergent relationships with plastics at a macro and microscopic level. The entanglement of the materials is in a metaphorical and literal sense talking about the inter-implications in the ocean between organisms and the different plastic objects. The use of micro and macro pieces found in the necklace represents the variety in sizes of creatures affected. As an artist we have the responsability to create solutions to the problem, instead of the materials going to the oceons we can create pieces like this to make awarness of the problem.