Ghost nets are fishing nets that have been abandoned at sea (and in the Great Lakes). Weather conditions and shifting ice sheets can contribute to the incident of net loss. They can drift for years, threatening marine wildlife due to entanglement. Solutions include practices to limit the risk of net loss, biodegradable nets, and implementing a GPS system for tracking ghost nets. Water was used on-site from Lake Superior in creating these paintings.
Ghost Net #2
Water from Lake Superior, acrylic, and graphite on canvas, 24"x24". Support provided by Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Byron Bradley Foundation.
© Ann Tracy