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Alexandra Grech

Santa Sabina College

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Evolution? explores the destructive effect of pollution on the evolution of marine life. The watercolour pencil drawings show different sea creatures taking on characteristics of the surrounding waste. They are paired with diagrammatic pen drawings that demonstrate how these new organisms have formed beneath the surface. While these drawings may seem to depict surreal, fantastical beings I have used scientific imagery to indicate that the message behind them is very real. This highlights the urgent need to preserve our oceans or risk the consequences.

Influencing artists: Vipoo Srivilasa, Jenny Orchard, Walmor Corrêa, Ernst Haeckel (zoologist)

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ARTEXPRESS 2012 - Alexandra Grech (2:23)