The Promise of the Mermaid
2017, Middle School, Art
I try to explain the effect of ocean pollution through my artwork. My artwork consists of blue and gray tones. Mostly it's blue to represent the ocean color. The gray color represents the dullness the sea creatures show. My artwork is focused on a peculiar mermaid. She represents the safe part of the ocean where the fish live because she is here to protect the sea creatures. The marine mermaid embraces a giant turtle. Holding it with her hands symbolically, represents hope and our humanity to protect the marine life. There are other creatures affected by the pollution too. However, the mermaid is affected the most because all she can do is to promise to protect her friends from the trash damaging her home.