A Message about Plastic from the Turtle Swim Team

Continuing with “Printmaking and Street Art as Activist Tools” my next assignment was to create a linocut about the plastic problem and make it available online as a pdf.  The hawksbill turtles swim thousands of miles in their annual migration, so the idea of depicting them as olympic swimmers made sense to me.  After making a few sketches, the idea came together in a way that seemed both attention grabbing and humorous. I printed the 8 1/2″ x 11″ linocut and hand colored it with watercolor.

Click here to View the PDF. You are welcome to print and share this image with friends to spread the word about plastics.

Go for the Gold – Not the Plastic

Learn more about the hawksbill turtle here.

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