Zis Zimaz ek Souvenir

Mélanie Karen

The concept to my composition titled “Zis zimaz ek souvenir”, is to sensitize people about our impact on this beautiful ecosystem. What if in the coming years we would have to go to museums instead of oceanariums to see what kinds of species we used to have in our lagoons, though paintings, images or stuffed animals? The painting is done on superposed glass panels to represent sceneries from aquariums and oceanariums but instead of seeing real marine life they are just paintings. Through the painting I tried to replicate the feelings and the beauty we have the privilege to see in our lagoons. The painting is done with a mix of realist style and semi abstract coral patterns and colours and are all from first hand pictures or from what I saw and experienced when I used to free dive around Mauritius. Painting it just brought back pleasant memories and rekindled my love for marine life and my obsession for its protection. I have been engaged in marine life consumption through ngos.

  • Single Artist
  • Sculpture / installation / ceramics
  • 2022
  • Acrylic Paint, Spray Paint
  • Acrylic on Glass panels
  • 95 cm | 75 cm | 5cm
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