My photo is a representation of our avaricious human nature. Our world has unquestionably advertised and promoted the belief that we require keeping up with the newest trends; however, in the near future, our consumption could lead to a mortifying world. Our unsophisticated consuming ways are already affecting our daily lives. According to Australian researchers, “People across the world unwittingly consume roughly 5 grams of plastic each week in the course of daily life, or about the weight of a credit card.” This is horrendous news! When we think about plastic consumption, we don’t generally realize that we are literally consuming it. My objective in the making of the photo was to provoke an eagerness to abandon our style of living in this plastic world and engage in making a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others. The use of earbuds was to show with an action as simple as putting something in our pocket without properly organizing it first, much like not taking time to organize our plastic recycling, can ultimately result in a catastrophic, tangled mess.
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