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HOKUSAI’S GREAT WAVE BY BONNIE MONTELEONE

Today’s pollution and trash dumping into the ocean have created what is known as the Great Pacific garbage patch. There is eight million tons of plastic dumped in ocean every yearConsequences of such pollution are numerous and disastrous (Click here for some examples 12).

Nature has always been a real source of inspiration for artists. Some contemporary artists – like Yao Lu – have used arts to denounce such pollutionArtist and scientist Bonnie Monteleone, did the same, by giving us an updated view of what could have been the famous Hokusai’s Great wave print, if it was made today…

During the 19th century, Hokusai managed to illustrate very well the power and the beauty of nature.

Today, Bonnie Monteleone managed to show us the power of plastic dumping in nature.

Watch this video to get more information about her artwork and here to learn more about the Plastic Ocean Project.

DISTURBING PHOTOS OF CHILDREN PLAYING IN GARBAGE

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These Disturbing Photos Of Children Playing In Garbage Show Just How Bad Pollution Can Be by Chelsea HARVEY.

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Photograph: REUTERS/Beawiharta

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This boy cannonballs into a polluted river in Jakarta Indonesia while piles of garbage drift by next to him. Photograph: REUTERS/Beawiharta

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Water quality is a big concern in many countries around the world here children wade in the garbage filled Manila bay in the Philippines. Photograph: REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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This boy swims in the garbage-infested waters of the Sabarmati River in Ahmedabad, India, looking for offerings thrown in by religious worshippers. Photograph: REUTERS/Amit Dave

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This boy strolls through a polluted canal in Benguela, Angola. Photograph: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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Children play in a foaming, polluted river in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photograph: REUTERS/Beawiharta

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This boy swims through the sludgy Yamuna River in New Delhi, India. Photograph: REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

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These boys splash around in an open drainage ditch in Manila, Philippines. Photograph: REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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These boys balance over a murky puddle in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photograph: REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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This boy jumps over a puddle of toxic liquid at the Ghazipur landfill in New Delhi, India. Photograph: REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma

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Just getting from one place to another can be difficult. This little girl walks through a sea of garbage produced by La Terminal food market in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Photograph: REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

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These boys navigate through heaps of rubbish on the streets of Santa Fe, Argentina. Photograph: REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

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These children stand waist-deep in a garbage heap outside New Delhi, India. Photograph: REUTERS/Kamal Kishore

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Many are accustomed to going about their day-to-day activities in contaminated environments. This child eats breakfast on a sofa in the middle of the a garbage dump in Tondo, Philippines. Photograph: REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

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Sometimes useful things can be found amongst the rubbish. These children sift through garbage along the railway tracks for recyclable materials in Karachi, Pakistan. Photograph: REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

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This boy pushes a cart full of charcoal, which was made at a garbage dump in Tondo, Philippines. Photograph: REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

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Despite it all, children are surprisingly adept at finding ways to entertain themselves amidst all the rubbish. This little boy, also in a slum area of Karachi, Pakistan, makes his own toys from the garbage that surrounds him. Here, he plays with a tire while other slum residents burn garbage in the background. Photograph: REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

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These children have made a makeshift playhouse out of materials they found at this dump site, where they live, in Manila, Philippines. Photograph: REUTERS/Darren Whiteside
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A little girl and her brother play in a junkyard outside of Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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A child swings under a bridge amidst stacks of garbage in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photograph: REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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Children play amongst the garbage in a slum area of Karachi, Pakistan. Photograph: REUTERS/Athar Hussain

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A girl jumps from one garbage heap to another at a tannery in Dhaka, Bangladesh. These waste products will be used to make feed for poultry, while the tannery — which doesn’t treat its waste water — spews acids and heavy metals into the city’s river. Photograph: REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

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These children ride their makeshift raft down a river of garbage in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photograph: REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni

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This girl happily swings while smoke rises from the garbage dump behind her in Mumbai, India. Photograph: REUTERS/Vivek Prakash
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This boy flies his kite over a dumping site at the Bishnumati River in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photograph: REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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These boys run through a garbage dump outside Islamabad, Pakistan. Photograph: REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

 

 

POLLUTION AT HARBOUR

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Photograph: Mandar Sengupta – 2007

“This was taken during a zoological excursion to study the marine ecosystem at Vizaag and there in the harbour I came across this scenario where few boys are bathing carelessly in the murky waters and the water was polluted beyond imagination.”