Artist Anne Percoco has created an herbarium of imaginary plants collected from advertising, food packaging, and other objects of human design.
The 2010s have settled into their own, and now even the trees get their own hashtag campaigns and Twitter handles.
In recent years, my interest has grown in how art can help tackle the environmental devastation of our planet. During that time, I’ve begun following the artist and educator Ellie Irons, both for her work and her thinking.
The rotating current of the North Pacific Gyre contains in its ocean vortex a cloud of plastic debris constantly moving below the surface, a marine hazard nicknamed the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.