THE PLASTIC MUSKIEPosted on April 21, 2022
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) provided Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper with funding for a Marine Debris Removal Grant. I was offered the chance to create a piece of public art to highlight the issue of plastics in our waterways. Here is my "Plastic Muskie" portrait of the native Muskellunge fish, created out of plastics salvaged by volunteers during the 2021 "Shoreline Sweep." It is installed at the Buffalo Zoo in the corridor leading to the Gorilla habitat. I am thrilled that thousands of people pass by and that when they get up close, they will see the insane variety of debris in our waters.