Spirited Arts 2021
St Johns College
In RS classes we have looked at deep and shallow ecology. I tried to incorporate this into my drawing by showing some climate change protesters. The eye on the left of the drawing is gods omniscient eye. I decided to also include some crumbling walls, bullet-ridden as a result of the various environment-ruining and destructive wars. The rhino about to be harmed by poachers is made of words such as ‘help’, ‘climate’ and ‘earth’, but the words gradually become more negative as they become closer to the poachers. I chose a rhino because they are an endangered species. There is a shadowy figure on top of the mountain, sitting next to a table. At the bottom of the mountain there is a large cloud of smoke (from an explosion) and from it, a hand emerges. The hand is old and withered by war and pain.
There is destruction and ruin at the bottom, but there is hope and the possibility of change at the top. The rays of light emanating from the top of the drawing are rays of ‘hope’, brought by the hand. The top right part of the drawing is God looking down upon earth, which is clouded by smoke and dark. Our world is precious, and shouldn't be ravaged by our actions. We have already worked so hard for it to be a prosperous and habitable place, but continuing like this will make our work seem like a waste.