Q&A: Meet the artist ... Rachel Illingworth

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In landlocked Indiana, the ocean isn’t part of the everyday lives of Hoosier residents.

But their actions, from throwing plastic water bottles into the trash to using disposable plastic bags for groceries, can have a massive impact on the health of the seas.

Indianapolis artist Rachel Illingworth has devoted her most recent exhibition, “Vital Threat,” to bringing awareness to the plight of the ocean and how people affect it. The 15 multimedia works incorporate recyclable items such as plastic bags, broken bottles and aluminum cans to make larger pieces of art.

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