Reflection of the Time
2017, Middle School, Art
Since the year 1800, there has been more and more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere each year. Carbon dioxide has been mostly caused by human activities like burning fossil fuels. And when some of the carbon dioxide released in the atmosphere dissolves into water, it can cause ocean acidification. Because of acidification, shells and corals corrode and break, which can cause the deaths of lots of fish because they are their food and habitat. These events are what inspired me to create my drawing “Reflection of The Time.” Half of the side of the hourglass is good and clean and the other half side is bad and dirty. Each side was also divided into ocean and earth. This is because ocean acidification happens in the ocean, but releasing carbon dioxide happens on earth. This drawing shows how we wish the world is and how the world might change to be years later.