Contemporary artists visualize our oceans in peril
In this photograph of an albatross fledgling, Chris Jordan captures the tragedy of plastic pollution in our oceans. Marine animals often mistake plastic debris for food, leading to deadly consequences.
In this aerial image, Daniel Beltrá captures the aftermath of the BP Horizon oil spill. Oil spills are an inherent risk of oil exploration, and such risks are magnified when humans pursue natural resources in remote regions.
In this work, Al Grumet references the overfishing of tuna in our oceans, which has decimated populations and put several species at risk of extinction. Overfishing in our oceans is an urgent problem that threatens our food supply.
Antonio Briceño depicts indigenous peoples of the Americas in images that celebrate their spiritual relationship to nature. His subjects regard themselves as humble guardians of the natural world, responsible for its stewardship and protective of its gifts.
Sebastian Copeland captures the pristine beauty of the polar regions. His work urges us to protect these vulnerable marine environments, which are threatened by climate change and natural resource exploitation.
You can take action to restore our oceans. Join our partner organizations, Oceana and NRDC, in their fight to protect ocean environments from pollution and exploitation. Get inspired to defend the natural world by viewing more artwork from our exhibition entitled "Footing the Bill: Art and Our Ecological Footprint".
This exhibit is a selection of works from "Footing the Bill: Art and Our Ecological Footprint", an online exhibition created by Art Works for Change in partnership with Oceana, NRDC, Earth Day Network, Global Footprint Network, and other leading environmental organizations. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at www.artworksforchange.org.