Current Location:
Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons -> Concourse (LIB)
Location Notes:
LIB; Concourse, Tunnel to Kirkhof

Infected Beaches

Artwork
Identifier:
2011.47.1
Artist:
Lissa Marques
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster
Date:
2011
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 32.25 in Width: 20.25 in
Description:
Poster with light brown and cream colored wet-looking rocks as the background. Circle at top of poster with image of garbage on a beach. Green map of the world below "INFECTED BEACHES" text.
Historical Context:
"This poster is number 5 in a series of 6 posters revealing the ocean garbage patches and the effect of plastic in the ocean. The currents in the ocean concentrate plastic into areas called gyres. There are 5 gyres in the world's oceans today. Unfortunately, the plastic washes up on beaches in these areas, covering them in trash. I created these posters using information graphics to spread awareness on the environmental issue in a way that is easy to understand and memorable to the audience." -Lissa Marques