Jeju-si, South Korea
2020, High School, Art
For this piece, I wanted to raise awareness about the effect that non-renewable energy sources have on ocean pollution. I was inspired by artists Evan Cagle and Rachael Amber and applied both of their styles in my piece. The left-hand side of my piece shows coal as a non-renewable energy source in a flat style, like that of Rachel Amber. The right-hand side represents natural, green, and renewable sources of energy using a fuller, more detailed style, like that of Evan Cagle. By presenting the right side in a three-dimensional style with a whale transitioning from a flat 2D smoke shape to a detailed lush 3D cloud shape, I wanted my piece to show that, while we have a crisis on our hands, we can better preserve/sustain nature by transitioning to renewable sources of energy. By doing so, we can truly change the tides against this crisis and transform it for the better.