Date of Award
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
Plastic has become ubiquitous in the oceans. Although a convenient and cheap way to distribute goods around the world, plastic is also a leading cause for the death of many marine ecosystems. Walter explores her personal connection to the ocean, researches the relationship between plastic pollution and the ocean, and examines art as a means for inciting social change to protect and restore ocean environments. By using plastic as her main material for making art, Walter transforms the material from one that harms into one that can be calming and peaceful, while still representing the destruction it causes.
Walter, Rylie, "Skin, Bones + Bags: Investigating the Death of Marine Ecosystems" (2019). Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Papers. 64.