The prevalence and overuse of plastic in our daily lives have become a pressing issue throughout our communities, cities, and country. Plastic is used in almost everything we buy which makes it hard to take a step back and realize the impact it has on our planet. In my image, I show the intimate role plastic plays in our lives—from the packaging on our food to a table cloth at a family picnic. I juxtapose a dinner table amidst a large field to show that plastic has hidden so easily into our surroundings. Close-up shots of the plastic flower in the plastic water bottle show the prevalence of plastic in everyday objects. The contrast of wilted flowers against a single plastic one represents the harm plastic has on the environment. The effects are damaging, yet, often ignored. My hope is that through this image, people will take more time to recognize the hidden plastic in their lives.
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