"Plastic Water Bottles- Outdoor Water Installation"
Of the 50 Billion Plastic Bottles sold each year, approximately 20 percent are recycled or reused. 8 Million Metric tonnes of plastic was discarded in the world’s oceans in 2016; Scientists predict that up to a quarter of global mountain glacier mass could disappear by 2050.
In my installation piece Plasticberg, I sought to simultaneously reference the subject of melting glaciers as a result of global warming and the problem of plastic waste products discarded in the natural environment. These two topics represent recurring themes in my work over the past ten years. I wanted to call attention to the results of the habitual lifestyle choices people make when they consume these products unconsciously.