Seoul, South Korea
2018, High School, Art
As a person who grew up in a place surrounded by the ocean, it was painful to see the ocean covering up all the sandy shores of closed beaches. Since global warming is rapidly developing, both humans and animals are susceptible to losing their homes as sea levels rise. You can see this through the intricate details of how the facial expressions of the polar bears and the humans are drawn. They are both pouring out painful cries towards each other. To express the gravity of these problems, I purposefully drew the faces as skeletal figures in a circle to show the inevitable and miserable future that we will face in a short time. The hopeless future will eventually cause deaths of numerous living things, and the skull that I drew represents fears of death that both humans and animals have. Moreover, the building sand ocean inside the man and the polar bear are symbolic representations of their habitats, which are constantly vanishing. The drawing of fancy buildings and colorful ocean portrays ideal lives on the Earth, but through drawing skeletal figures, it disillusions the ideality of the world’s view on the changing ocean caused by climate change.