2018, Middle School, Art
Global warming is a growing problem that urgently needs our action. Our contemporary lifestyles are the cause of this. We consume and spend at our own disposal without second thought of the consequences. The rising heat is threatening 15 million years of polar ice in our ice caps. This sea ice is what the polar bears survive to hunt and endure on. With no home to return to, the polar bears suffer. This tide will bring deep ocean acidification and the corals will break like eggshells. These fish in their coral homes will be forced to separate as the corals desiccate. Lastly, because humans are so deeply connected with the ecosystems around them, we will be the victims eventually. My art warns about the future. I directed the consequences of climate change into these handcuffs, which prison the ocean and the lives around it, including ours. I interpreted a dark world, facing global warming, in these locked chains. These handcuffs choke our ocean, but they can be released. The key unlocks the cuff, as if it’s freeing the ocean, restoring the peace. The use of different mediums implies the singular aspects of greenhouse gases and global warming that compose the whole picture. Through this art piece, my goal is to show the impact we are making on global warming and that the solution is in our hands. We have the power to save our ocean and its wildlife together, so let’s start now!