Gyre Island, Texas 64″ x 52″ oil on canvas 2015

There is an area in the pacific ocean, one of five around the world, that is the consistency of pea soup. This is caused by degrading plastic, trapped in a gyre of currents. Although difficult to measure, it is estimated to be the size of Texas. Recent analysis projects plastic, on our present course of pollution, to outweigh fish in the oceans by 2050.