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After some reflection, I decided to try and work a little bigger than usual to see how the images would translate to a campaign poster setting. the smaller images previously, blown up, looked very good, but I wanted to see how large images would look. I worked on A1 sized paper for the following 4 images.
Shown here is a Hammerhead Shark, a casualty of a fishing net discarded by a vessel. These Ghost nets do alot of damage to the oceans, ensnaring larger species that are unable to work themselves free as easily as smaller fish. Sharks, as well as other larger species of fish, breathe by swimming and having a constant flow of water through their gills. When they are unable to swim or water is forced through their gills in the wrong direction, they suffocate and end up dying. As unlikely as it sounds, it is actually possible for a fish to drown. I think that this images is quite powerful as the eyes generate a sense of sympathy towards the animal from the viewer.
However, the second version of the ship, I feel, Captures the detrimental nature of large commercial fishing vessels that still employ harmful fishing practices when it comes to their methods, not to mention the polluting nature of many of these vessels.
This was an attempt to recreate one of the previous images as an A1 piece. I prefer the original as it draws the viewer in more than this one. After receiving some feedback about the piece, I realized that there is too much going on in the picture and it appears as being messy, distracting from the main focus.
This piece, I feel, isn’t as strong as the Hammerhead Shark. Seen here is a diver lending his knife to remove a Ghost net. It’s important that all Marine enthusiasts understand the importance of putting themselves forward to help clean up the oceans wherever possible.
This piece is designed to investigate the problem surrounding harmful fishing practices. Many would assume that the fisherman is the problem, but really is he to blame? The demand created by the growing market is the root of the problem. The fisherman shown here may only be trying to make a living. The conclusion that I can draw from this, is that the closer we come to understand the problem, the closer we come to solving it. After many attempts to get in touch with various charities mentioned in the earlier posts, I was unsuccessful at managing to get my work seen or displayed anywhere. This isn’t a failure though, as I see this as an opportunity to continue to grow and refine myself in how I work, to produce better works. This is definitely an ongoing project.