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Heavy Sea: My Fictional Idea About Environmental Problems Suddenly Became So Real
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Heavy Sea: My Fictional Idea About Environmental Problems Suddenly Became So Real

This project was actually born some years ago when I first painted “Heavy Sea”, a watercolour artwork featuring a life preserver in a sea of tires. Later, during a voyage abroad, just some months ago, I found myself in front of that very same landscape. It was a poetic nightmare made real. Being surrounded by hundreds of thousands (or millions?) tires was quite overwhelming and disturbing at the same time. More than a dump it felt like being in an endless graveyard.

Having the opportunity of making real a fictional idea was quite a challenging experience. It has been exciting while also very dramatic. The more time I spent there, the more evident became the relation failure between human kind and the earth.

The possibility to address through my art my concern on how we daily mistreat Earth is a way of dealing the problem in an honest manner and not a way of lighten my share of the blame. I think that self-criticism at individual level is key here.

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This is my watercolor painting “Heavy Sea”

During a voyage abroad, just some months ago, I found myself in front of that very same landscape

It was a poetic nightmare made real

Having the opportunity of making real a fictional idea was quite a challenging experience

Through my art, I expressed my concern on how we daily mistreat Earth

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Hippo
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6 years ago

Oh my goodness, yes! We need to be so much more self aware of the environment!!

VincentJay
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6 years ago

I'm not an artsy kind of guy, so I can't appreciate this as art, but this post reminds me of a question which comes to my mind occasionally: Are we breathing all of the rubber dust which erodes from millions of tires each year, and what effect is that having upon us?

JenniferMalakKnippenberg
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6 years ago

Very powerful message. We need to be aware of the lasting impact our actions have on this planet.

rasburyjam
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1 year ago

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MadamButterfly
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6 years ago

Mother Earth is dying!!! :,( fucking hate humans!

Hippo
Community Member
6 years ago

Oh my goodness, yes! We need to be so much more self aware of the environment!!

VincentJay
Community Member
6 years ago

I'm not an artsy kind of guy, so I can't appreciate this as art, but this post reminds me of a question which comes to my mind occasionally: Are we breathing all of the rubber dust which erodes from millions of tires each year, and what effect is that having upon us?

JenniferMalakKnippenberg
Community Member
6 years ago

Very powerful message. We need to be aware of the lasting impact our actions have on this planet.

rasburyjam
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1 year ago

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MadamButterfly
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6 years ago

Mother Earth is dying!!! :,( fucking hate humans!

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