In 2018, I started a project called "Oasis CR: Marine Crisis Canvas Project". It consisted of a series of paintings that illustrated oceanic life problems to help raise awareness. My goal was for people to look at these and be more aware of humans' destruction of marine ecosystems and life. I wanted my audience to feel melancholy over the loss of our beautiful marine life and maybe even feel compelled to make a change in their daily lives (like boycotting plastic, picking up trash at the beach, etc).
Each painting mirrors a problem: ghost fishing, plastic contamination, rising temperatures leading to coral bleaching, and a look into the future.