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We live in a world where there is more plastic than plankton swirling around in the North Pacific Ocean. Millions of tons of trash are produced worldwide, contributing to planetary degradation. My work is a direct response to living in a material-saturated, mass-consumer society which has evolved into an increasingly disposable nation. By creating trash that claims attention and demands to be noticed, I aim to make an ethical claim on the viewer; I invite him or her to think about their interactions with objects on a daily basis. With every casual action, people make trash; from everything we eat and drink to the refuse we flush down the drain, we all consume planetary resources. By identifying with our own personal contribution to the solid waste stream, it is my hope that we can better evaluate the pitfalls of our nation's throwaway culture.