Wave of Pollution
2017, Middle School, Art
From the moment I saw the image of a sea turtle’s body being strangled by a plastic ring and sculpted into separated parts, I knew that the crime of polluting the ocean had come unacceptably far. Over the years, humans have shown enormous disrespect to the environment. Although it will not be an easy task to change the mindsets of everyone, all people need to understand the importance of preserving and protecting the environment, especially the oceans. From left to right, my art shows the gradual change of the ocean. Marine life is dying off and pollution is growing as the water is becoming poisonous, as shown through the alteration of the ocean color. The stream of fish meets with the flow of garbage becoming one in the ocean. My piece is not only limited to animals found under water. The purpose of including the cheetah was to demonstrate that ocean pollution has grave effects outside of the water as well.