Las Vegas, NV
2018, Middle School, Art
When I created this piece, I had one theme in mind. When we prioritize "advancement" over addressing such a distinct issue like climate change, it leads to an inevitable disaster not only for humanity but nature itself. To convey this theme further, I created a scene where nothing wins, where we don't consider climate change at all. The first thing that can be seen when viewing my piece, is the polar bear trapped in a traditional light bulb. The polar bear is drowning from the melted ice caps which, global warming unfortunately caused. When the light shines through, a modern, technically advanced city is illuminated. The city is left in vain, also ironically having the same fate as the unfortunate polar bear. When researching ideas for this piece, I discovered that electricity and conventional ways of obtaining energy made up a huge portion of climate change. This is why I used a light bulb, a common and essential object in the modern world to display an often understated problem. Using a light bulb also made me visualize how climate change can come full circle to humanity--how we can use a common object to bring a large problem to light. I really learned what climate change does to us, and more importantly, the whole Earth. I completed this piece using mainly colored pencils, and acrylic paint for the background.