|Title||Millions of Tiny Pieces|
|Artist / Creator||Brea Black|
|Place of Publication||Lecompton, KS|
|Process / Technique||Text Inkjet printed on fabric|
|Structure / Binding||Fabric Scroll|
|Medium / Materials||Hand-stitching, fabric, sequins, beads, buttons, ribbon, thread|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||11.75 x 17.75 inches|
|Box / Wrapper||Presented in a custom clamshell box|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
Millions of Tiny Pieces traces the journey of a plastic bottle from the beach to the sea. Although plastic does not biodegrade, the ultraviolet light from the sun breaks it down into smaller and smaller pieces. The vertical scroll format represents the water column where some of these pieces float on the surface, some stay suspended, and some sink to the bottom. The sequins are 5mm, roughly the size of much of the plastic debris in our oceans. The beads and sequins are vintage and belonged to my grandmother. The entire piece was stitched by hand.
Artist BioBrea Black is a Special Collections Librarian and mixed-media artist living in Lecompton, Kansas. Her process-oriented work explores the intersection of material and technique.