An Effort Most Futile Series
This work is based on my personal interest and genuine concern about our Environment; Pollution, Deforestation and the various ill effects our Modern Life have on the Earth.
I believe that Illustration can do much more than decorate; illustration can tell inspiring stories that can potentially touch audiences emotionally. With this project, I am trying to use Illustration as a tool to communicate and share my concerns with the reader.
Although I am very concerned about the Environment and truly wish to help and be part of a solution, I feel it is really not simple and not as easy done as commonly advocated. Pollution and the Destruction of our Environment occurs on such a very large scale, that rescuing it is really beyond me as an individual. This set of illustration seeks to put into perspective our tiny, personal existence and enlarge the negative effects we have made and continue to make on our environ- ment. My story seeks to illustrate how trying and challenging (I feel) saving our natural Environ- ment can be.
Taking an almost Fatalist stance, I imagine myself in situations where I might really make a differ- ence only to realize that I am unable to. I imagine myself riding a bicycle on a crusade, only to be overwhelmed by deforestation; trying to clean up trash in the seas only to have my boat over- loaded; desperately reaching out for a drowning seal only to be dragged under. The various situations attempt to parallel the hopelessness I feel about my personal efforts and the tragedy in my clumsy attempts at Environmental conservation.
By spinning an exaggerated and tragic tale of Environmental Rescue, I aim to question the impact of my individual conservation attempts; whether I can truly make an individual difference because in the end, however hard I may try, I am still going to be adding to rather than aiding the situation. Through the story of my futile crusade, I hope to reinforce an idea that rather than going at it alone, we have to work together before we can really see any significant improvements, otherwise, things will hardly change.
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