For my upcycle project I created an image with upcycled materials. I used plastic bottles to create an ocean and symbolize the problem with ocean plastic and the detrimental effects it plays on the ecosystem. I created an image of an island using cardboard, paper, and artificial leaves to overall create a palm tree. It was interesting to see the plastic deform as heat was applied using a hot glue gun. This helped create an aesthetic appearance of the ocean when reflecting light. Overall I enjoyed utilizing resources from around the house and in the recycling bin to create an upcycled image.