The Face of Earth
2018, High School, Art
My painting shows melting ice caps/icebergs with animals such as penguins and polar bears stuck on them. The icebergs are surrounded by fish skeletons, which represents how the fishes in the ocean will be affected. Although the ocean's sea levels may rise, many rivers and lakes will dry up due to the extra heat caused by greenhouse gases. This will leave many civilizations without a good source of water, which is depicted by the dry and cracked surface of the face. Also, it shows the acidification of the ocean and its bleaching coral. This is significant because the dying coral will cause many fishes to lose their habitats, forcing them to move to other places. Along with the deaths of many aquatic organisms, the changing oceans may affect the land as well. The changing sea levels can change a weak hurricane into a devastating one that can cause casualties and millions of dollars in damage. My paintingdepicts a hurricane ripping apart part of the face that was once Earth. All in all, my painting shows us how much damage we have caused to our ocean and represents how our societies should feel about our changing climates.