Ghost Nets

Ghost nets are fishing nets that have been abandoned at sea (and in the Great Lakes). Over a billion pounds of fishing gear is left in oceans annually. Weather conditions and shifting ice sheets contribute to the incident of net loss. They drift for years, threatening marine wildlife due to entanglement. Solutions include practices to limit the risk of net loss, biodegradable nets, and GPS systems for tracking nets. Water was used on-site from Lake Superior in creating these paintings.