4x4ft Mixed Media : Acrylic paint, Spray paint, reclaimed “Ghost net” pulled from the blue water offshore of islamorada by Richard hill fishing from the Kalex out of Bud & Marrys Marina .
Ghost nets are fishing nets that have been left or lost in the ocean by fishermen. These nets, often nearly invisible in the dim light, can be left tangled on a rocky reef or drifting in the open sea. They can entangle fish, dolphins, sea turtles, sharks, dugongs, crocodiles, seabirds, crabs, and other creatures, including the occasional human diver. Acting as designed, the nets restrict movement, causing starvation, laceration and infection, and suffocation in those that need to return to the surface to breathe.