"Warning Signs"

"Warning Signs"

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Imagine you’re a fish. Imagine all the freedom you have to swim around, eat what you like, cohabitate with other beautiful fish and underwater plant life, all taking part in our vast ecosystem. Each of you contributing to the world, environment, and global food chain in your own, unique way. Now imagine you’re a fish doing all of these wonderful things, but in contaminated water full of chemical toxins and plastic. There is no escape. There’s no way to avoid the poison, because you are a fish, and fish eat and breathe water. You want to survive, so you continue to eat and drink from these large bodies of water we call the ocean. Soon, you are automatically ingesting these chemicals and tiny bits of plastic from the garbage that is filling up your playground. “That garbage is in my belly,” you think, “How can this be? Fish don’t eat plastic!” But because you travel in schools, you soon learn that the plastic you are ingesting is in the form of miniscule particles, some so small that you cannot see them, even with your large fish eyes. Eventually your whole fish body is filled with tiny particles of plastic and you don’t feel well. The end is near… Now imagine you’re human, and you’re eating that fish -- the same fish that is eating the plastic, toxins, and other garbage found in our oceans. You go swimming in the same oceans filled with chemicals, poisons and imperishable trash. You drink the same water, (every day) you believe is “filtered”. But even with the most advanced technology and filtration systems, these tiny particles and bits of garbage enter your bloodstream. You live with these particles of plastic in your body. Later on, you decide to have a baby… and guess what? Your newborn baby is born with tiny particles of plastic inside its body too. This is an emergency 9-11 call to ALL OF HUMANITY. WE are the global rescue team to save our oceans, and OURSELVES. It’s up to us to make the changes - It’s never too late to take action, and get involved. These art pieces were made in celebration of New York's ban on plastic bags. Say No to Plastic Pollution - Refuse, Reuse, Reduce, Recycle - in that order! xo