The issue my image portrays is extremely important to me as being environmentally conscious has always been one of my top priorities. As soon as I heard the theme, It’s a Plastic World, I had a very specific idea in mind and decided it was worth stepping out of my artistic comfort zone to successfully portray it. I convey the idea that so many of us are unaware of the true impact of our lifestyle. It is fitting, given the theme, that this woman is sunbathing on a dark and stormy day, surrounded not by idyllic white sand, but by the plastic detritus created by her choices. I want this image to encourage viewers to second guess if they are doing enough for the environment. Do they simply call it a day after buying one reusable straw, or are they going to further their efforts to help this worldwide epidemic?