|Title||An Unseen Danger|
|Subtitle||The Looming Threat in the Pacific|
|Artist / Creator||Linda Piacentini-Yaple|
|Place of Publication||Bend, OR|
|Number of Images||34|
|Image Process||Colograph prints|
|Structure / Binding||Coptic binding|
|Medium / Materials||Plastics, recycled and fused grocery bags, vegetable bags, packing foam, fishing line, foil, transparency for text overlays, bubble wrap.|
|Number of Pages||34 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||11 x 2.75 x 5 inches.|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a collection of marine debris—mostly plastics—in the Pacific Ocean that lies in a high-pressure zone between California and Hawaii. The garbage is a hazard to the wildlife that finds itself trapped, a risk to algae and plankton populations that feed marine animals, and thus, a threat to the entire food web.
Artist BioLinda Piacentini-Yaple, a published writer, poet and artist from the Los Angeles area, created her first book about Alaska at the age of eight. Serious art study began in Europe with a concentration in medieval manuscripts. She studied calligraphy in Los Angeles and is a continuing member of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators and the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society, in London. After relocating to the Pacific Northwest, she continued studies at Oregon College of Art and Craft in their Book Arts program. Book exhibits include: Reed College, Portland; Cannon Beach Gallery, Cannon Beach; Illahe Gallery, Ashland; Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Exhibit, British Library Conference Center, London; Columbia City Gallery, Seattle; 23 Sandy Gallery, Centrum Gallery and Hoffman Gallery in Portland; Linfield College Fine Art Gallery, McMinnville; Society of Scribes and Illuminators Annual Exhibit, London. Several books reside in library and private collections in Washington, Oregon and California.