Fish Mosaic in Oil Polluted Sea, Series 1 • Mixed media (OIL PASTEL AND ASBESTOS FREE BITUMEN SEALANT) on canvas • 91.5 x 91.5 cm • 2018 • by artjamila
Interpretation: The Fish Mosaic series is a masterpiece of Jamila’s memories during her visit to a world heritage Kilim Geopark in the fascinating island of Langkawi in Malaysia. Jamila interpreted the different kinds of fish and marine creatures with patterns and colours in the form of mosaic. The happy marine creatures were seen during a boat ride in the middle of the clear sea water. Unfortunately, several regions of sea water are now polluted with oil. This is the doing of irresponsible human beings which cause the marine life to suffer. The unhappy and suffocating marine creatures in this painting are trapped in the oil, causing them to accept their deathly fates.