space garbage

This is a ghost net bag, made from drift nets abandoned off the north eastern coast of Australia. It was re-woven as a craft work, and sold from the Cairns regional gallery.



Recently, I became aware that there’s a belt of satellite parts orbiting our planet, intermediate stage parts jetissoned to get the end stage satellite into its proper orbit. Trouble is, there’s so much space junk, it’s crashing into the good guys, the satellites doing communication work. So, they’ve worked out ways of harpooning the junk and sending it crashing into our upper atmosphere where it burns into rubble then dust.

It goes to show that when there’s an incentive we manage to clean up after ourselves. Now we need to tackle the continent of rubbish floating in the bnorth Pacific ocean, it’s the size of Texas. Surely we can find a way to biodegrade it. Maybe the first step would be to give it a NAME and possibly diplomatic representation.


About anton veenstra

tapestry weaver, fibre artist, gay/qr activist, multiculturalist
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