Mixed media, photograph printed on canvas and overpainted with acrylic color
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“The sea is angry the sea is enraged.” The "Under waves" series consists of 'overpainted' monochrome photographs depicting the majestic fury of... Read More
“The sea is angry the sea is enraged.”
The "Under waves" series consists of 'overpainted' monochrome photographs depicting the majestic fury of the sea leaping the sky, showing the enigmatic power of the ocean.
A wave is a perturbation (change of balance) of one or more fields.
Getting lost in the depths and finding oneself, questioning our relationship with "nature" and the sublime.
The remarks of French essayist and semiotician Roland Barthes sound prophetic today when he argued that "the whole world can be plasticized, and even
Plastic also invades the Mediterranean
"Plastic is now everywhere in the world, throughout the marine ecosystem and the entire food chain, from seabirds to sea turtles to seals. It's a truly global problem that feeds on a large scale, and whose effects we see increasing all the time."
And in fact, plastic pollution affects not only the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, but also our Mediterranean Sea. Northwest of the island of Elba, between the Corsica Horn and Capraia, an island of plastic waste composed of fragments smaller than 2 millimeters has appeared. An island of microplastics that some analysts say could be twice as dense as that in the Pacific, driven by the currents and hydrodynamics of this semi-enclosed Mediterranean basin, where these pollutants tend to concentrate in an area that is certainly smaller (estimated to be a few tens of kilometers) but booming.
WWF (the nongovernmental organization World Wide Fund for Nature) claims that there are already more than 570 thousand tons of plastic waste in the Mediterranean Sea.
This photograph was taken from a boat, in the Mediterranean, near the plastic island.
"Plastic pollution is one of the greatest threats of our time," comments Giuseppe Ungherese, Pollution Campaign Manager at Greenpeace Italy. "Plastic production is growing dramatically, and the most reliable estimates predict that by 2050 it will be three times as large as it is today, giving rise to a catastrophe."