This painting represents my perception of our lagoons.
From a distance, we see the vibrant colors of the marine life and the texture of the corals.
But looking deeper into the painting, we notice that it is not as beautiful as it seems. The results of our human activities on the marine ecosystem are clear: bleached corals and pollution.
The fish in our lagoons, born to swim freely are, in reality, trapped in a fishing net.
This artwork is a projection of the legacy that will be left to the generations to come. And the shards of mirror reflect the culprit causing this; a monstrous crime for which we are all responsible.
I had the opportunity of growing up in our lagoons teeming with colors and life. Today, however, all this is gone… almost.
Everyday we tell stories of our lagoons to our children; stories, at this rate, doomed to be just that… stories.
Instead they will see this frame; an ocean deprived of life, but full of rubbish.
If you want to see the world a better place, take a look in the mirror and then make a change.
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