On this blog we usually write about food waste: food should stay only on our table, but we often find it in the garbage. In the same way, no more usable plastic objects should stay in the garbage but we find them in the sea.
Art often deals with this theme and in the later part of the 20th century some artists became interested in the social value of art and in the relationship between community and environment.
A unique art and science exhibition, Gyre: The Plastic Ocean, brings the problem into perspective. On view September 2-November 21 (in Los Angeles) the exhibition explores the complex relationship between humans and the ocean in a contemporary culture of consumption.