Chris Jordan's Gyre

Chris Jordan created this 8' x 11' triptych titled "Gyre" based on the famous Japanese painting,"The Great Wave off Kanagawa" by Hokusai. Big deal, you say, I've seen hundreds of these...right? But instead of paint, the composition is comprised of 2.4 million pieces of plastic - the estimated number of pounds of plastic that enter the world’s oceans every hour. "Gyre" is the first piece in a series by Jordan to create awareness of the Pacific Gyre, a 1,000-mile-wide concentration of the world's trash created by ocean currents that grows bigger by the day. Via Inhabitat.

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