2018, Middle School, Art
Climate change causes a variety of factors, some of the most well known to be the decrease of coral reefs, loss of glaciers/icebergs/cold environments, and the rising sea level; all of which are integrated into the piece I created. The waves gradually rising and the half submerged island represent the rising sea level, and the decrease of coral reefs along with the loss of glaciers are straightforwardly depicted. The factors that also contribute to the growth of climate change, such as pollution and litter in the oceans are also illustrated. The impact climate change has had on the ocean is shown in particular parts of the piece, ranging from a dolphin chasing after a lone fish to a polar bear and penguins fearing for their habitat and lives. The more subtle/faded images of marine animals are to portray the ghosts of the lost marine animals due to the impact of global warming. The reddish, warm gradient tone in the background is to give off a warm feeling and act as a visual of the heat and change in climate causing all the changes. But not only that—the half submerged island is to show that global warming doesn’t only impact the oceans; it affects everything else as well.