The Harbinger by Regan Rosburg. This piece blew my mind when I actually walked up to it. I mean, it has actual wasps, mushrooms, lichens, and seashells all implanted into a pool of plastic that came from waterbottles!!
Here’s what the artist had to say about his piece:
"My new body of work is entitled ‘Bleach’, and is centered around the acidification of oceans and the bleaching of coral reefs. I did not pick a specific endangered species for this work, as I believe that all species are, to a certain extent, endangered right now. What I chose is a song bird, representing hope and fragility, and an octopus, representing evolved intelligence and sensitivity. The plastic used in this piece represents a year’s worth of the plastic waterbottles used by two people."