Original Artist Statement

The lack of concern for global warming and its effects on the lobster population drove me to focus my artwork on lobsters as well as reflect on neglectful attitudes toward climate change. I drew on Wayne Thiebaud’s work for inspiration—both his colorful style and repetitive pieces of similar cakes, which reminded me of endless factory production. I created a vibrant, abstract painting of continuing lobster plates to juxtapose the harsh and very real warning it issues. Systematic overfishing is an enormous problem that can impact entire ecosystems and harm the global economy, especially developing coastal communities that rely on the fishing industry.

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Julia Wang
San Jose, California
2019

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Printed on archival fine art matte paper, with thin white border

Original Artist Statement

The lack of concern for global warming and its effects on the lobster population drove me to focus my artwork on lobsters as well as reflect on neglectful attitudes toward climate change. I drew on Wayne Thiebaud’s work for inspiration—both his colorful style and repetitive pieces of similar cakes, which reminded me of endless factory production. I created a vibrant, abstract painting of continuing lobster plates to juxtapose the harsh and very real warning it issues. Systematic overfishing is an enormous problem that can impact entire ecosystems and harm the global economy, especially developing coastal communities that rely on the fishing industry.

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