Marine Life Series 1 • Artist pencil on canvas • 30.5 cm x 30.5 cm • 2020 • by artjamila
Interpretation: The Marine Life series shows numerous species of marine creatures swimming happily in clean water. The state of the water depicted in the painting is the product of humans taking action on sea pollution and ridding the ocean of plastic, toxic materials, and many other forms of waste that have been found stuck in the water. The marine life are drawn in a tight enclosure of patterns within the waves of the sea. This is to show the variety of life that can be found in one place, which in this case, is the sea. Octopuses, starfishes, and many other types of fish can be spotted wearing a smile on their faces to project their feelings of satisfaction in being able to live in such a peaceful habitat.