YEAR OF THE STRAW
Hand Pulled Silkscreen
22" x 30" unframed
I conceived this artwork in 2018 when social media and the news exposed me to a campaign calling for the ban of plastic straws, the mascot of single-use plastics. Even though I found the effort comical, as it bans straws while ignoring plastic lids and cups, the campaign was also effective as it changed my own habits regarding plastic waste.
The baby in the print is a portrait of my own son Sky. He is lying in a nest of discarded straws, a trash island made of our past generation’s beverages, floating in the middle of the ocean in a plastic diaper.