Tsunami of Waste?

Gyre, 2009
8×11 feet, in three vertical panels

Depicts 2.4 million pieces of plastic, equal to the estimated number of pounds of plastic pollution that enter the world’s oceans every hour. All of the plastic in this image was collected from the Pacific Ocean.

Interpret This!

What is the subject of this artwork?

What is really the subject?

Explore details from the work.  What do you find most effective artistically?

Do you understand the meaning of gyre?  Did you know about the spread of plastic in the oceans?

Interpretation: Decide whether you think Chris Jordan’s work is more of an artistic or environmental statement.  Justify your opinion by supporting your view with specific insights or observations.