Ilsan, South Korea
2017, Middle School, Art
As a young student, I strongly desire that people to understand the extreme level of marine pollution, which will be affecting me and countless other children mercilessly in the close future. In order to demonstrate and deliver this message, I chose an ink painting that only consists of different shades of black, other than shades of beautiful deep blue or emerald. This represents the contaminated ocean water and decaying ecosystems. Additionally, I added a face as the background to my artwork. I aimed for the goal that different people may interpret it in different ways. For instance, one could say the face symbolises the shameless people that are responsible for the abuse towards the ocean. Others could say it represents Mother Nature that is losing its pride from being awfully anemic and rancid. Lastly, the ink that has escaped from the outline of the face illustrates the fact that marine pollution is and will significantly affect other natural habitats and ecosystems other than simply the ocean.