In my two weeks tracking my plastic usage, I found that it’s pretty hard to avoid using it. Beyond disposable cups, plates, utensils and wrappers, I found myself using plastics in nearly every facet of my day. It was in my phone, my art supplies, and even my food. I tried to keep in mind that even the plastics I use and then wash still have an impact on the environment. They still decay at a slow rate, still contain semi-harmful chemicals, and still float in the ocean. Regardless of how much I used or how much I didn’t, plastic still found a way into these two weeks.
My name is Christopher Chu. I am a eternal freshman, cancer, communications design major, fragile asthmatic, reformed theater kid, and emotionally repressed/confused homosexual. I’m in the process of creating my own distinct aesthetic along the lines of the queer diaspora, and using my experience to guide my artwork.