But I’m Not a Fish
PLACE TEXT HERE: I heard a climate scientist on the radio saying that she was alarmed by the changing environmental biology of the Ocean and indications of Climate Change that she was studying, but that she thought the alarming results were unique to her area of study. Then she went to a global conference on the Ocean, and cried when she realized that almost all of the other scientists had very alarming results as well. Climate Change and Ocean Change were no longer theoretical, they were in fact happening. When I heard her speaking, she was on a crusade to raise awareness, and I was inspired to create this artwork with a prancing horse, which became the first painting in my series ‘Pandora’s Trojan Horse; Exploring Issues around Climate Change’.
Tiny creatures ubiquitous on the surface of all of our oceans called plankton, holds the single most important niche in environmental biology on the planet. Too small to be seen with the human eye, plankton create most of the oxygen we breathe, they are the most important force in carbon sequestration on the planet, and plankton is also the basis of all food chains in the ocean.
This painting has participated in the following International Exhibits;
iBiennial of Contemporary Art, Artoteque.com online 2009, London UK 2009-2011
Ambience Art Contest 2010, Gold Coast, Australia 2010 *Awarded a Commendation