Fish Mosaic in Oil & Plastic Polluted Sea, Series 1B • Mixed media (Acrylic and Asbestos Free Bitumen Sealant) on canvas • 91.5 x 152.4 cm • 2019 • 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 and plastics. This is the doing of irresponsible human beings which cause the marine life to suffer. The dead fish are trapped in the oil and unhappy and suffocating marine creatures in this painting are trapped in the plastic rubbish, causing them to accept their deathly fates.