Los Angeles, CA
2020, High School, Art
The suffocating smoke quickly infects the once fresh and clean air. As it reaches Antarctica and the Southern Hemisphere, the increasing temperatures causes the glaciers to melt, leaving the animals homeless. They are forced to leave, not being able to adapt quickly enough to global warming. Penguins, once known as flightless birds, adapt to fly and take off with all their luggage, leaving their homes in search of a new place they can stay. Global warming has gotten to the point where it is a huge problem in the world. Restoring what has been damaged will take lots of time and effort, but being able to see a breathless scene of penguins flying through the sky gives us a sense of hope. I wanted to create something that would break through all the negative emotions about global warming but also show that humans have seriously damaged the earth. The penguins popping out of frame creates the illusion that the penguins are really flying and shows how badly they want to fly to escape their destroyed lands. The penguins fly with balloons attached to themselves, representing hope. They are the symbol that all is not lost, and if we put all our efforts into stopping global warming, then maybe the penguins can fly back to their homes.