2020, High School, Art
When I saw the prompt for this contest I knew I wanted to incorporate some type of figure that represents nature. I then thought about the island of Te Fiti from the movie "Moana" and how it was represented by a woman figure. I brainstormed further and included greenhouse gases being produced by a factory. I wanted to make sure it was clearly visible (since it’s a big factor in climate change), so I drew it surrounding the cracked Mother Nature figure representing dry and broken soil caused by droughts. To further stress the situation, I added falling glaciers as a way to represent what’s happening in Antarctica and Greenland where ice is rapidly melting. Some people deny the facts of climate change or don't know them. Personally, I’ve learned that increasing temperatures can cause more flooding, storms, health problems, changes in an animal’s habitat location, crop growth difficulties, etc. We can solve climate change by using solar energy and wind power instead of burning fossil fuel. Some smaller ways to help are to travel by foot, taking public transportation, reusing/recycling objects, growing your own food, and spreading awareness. It’s not all doom and gloom! That’s why the Earth figure is holding up a golden circle—to show the viewers the greener future we could have if we helped out and started changing the way we live for the better.