This piece aims to symbolise the destructive nature of the human race upon the marine ecosystem surrounding our beautiful island but also aquatic life in general. It’s a mix media of acrylic pouring and painting combined with a sculpture made out of waste products, salvaged from the beach.
The sculpture illustrates a monster barracuda but with human DNA, foreign to aquatic animals and it’s habitat trying to invade that existing ecosystem and destroy it according to it’s own agenda.
A verse written by Nivesha Nunkoo;
Shifting homes;
What do we call a mermaid’s goodbye kiss
to those eyes
soaked in mans’ leftover debris,
to cherish “pretty trash”,
in a home turning prey to invasive organisms.

We only see a barracuda’s tail when looking from the window,
cold and lonely,
for as long as we can remember,
filled with plastics and man-made litters,
while living in oblivion.

And yet,
we believe to breathe peacefully in
a grey world.

Warm, inviting, alive,
and when we, happy people bask our not-so-caring hands
into the blue,
our names suddenly do not sound
with death anymore.

  • Single Artist
  • Sculpture / installation / ceramics
  • Single Work
  • 2022
  • Mix Media consisting of acrylic pouring ,acrylic painting a sculpture
  • Wooden frame.
  • 1300 | 1100 | 60
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