Underwater: Pollution Wars
2017, Middle School, Art
The human attack on the environment keeps me awake at night. I find it distasteful that we do not seem to care about how we discard our waste and let it affect the marine environment. Our lazy or humanly expedient ways has led to litter in the seas and it has a devastating effect on marine life. The waste that are collected in the waters lead to some marine animals eating material they cannot digest, get poisoned or contaminated by the overwhelming pollution. These sea animals just can’t seem to fight back the relentless assault of waste. This prompted me to raise the level of awareness of the harm we are causing to these sea creatures. This art piece's simple message is that our neglectful ways cause damage to innocent animals. We do not see it and that is why I drew waste and trash within the shape of the sea creature to show that it has become second nature to us humans. The wastes are coloured in black and white format to make it stand out but send the meaning that it does not fit the sea creature. It is a signal to us humans to make things right. Save Gaia and Stop the War.