Art in Heaven 2012
Ivybridge Community College
I chose this title because the word ‘unite’ means to come together and create peace. Another synonym for this word is ‘strengthen’, this means alone we are strong, but together we are unstoppable.
My ‘Art in Heaven’ work is all about God’s Good Earth and how we need to unite to save our exquisite world from human selfishness. The idea of a perfect world almost seems unimaginable, but I believe that we are never too small to make a difference between the rich and the poor. And doing this work, I have learnt that the richer countries such as England, the USA and China have massive influences on poorer countries such as: Burundi, Eritrea and Malawi. It is also strange that I have never heard of many of the poorer countries. ‘It is the sufferings of the many that pay for the luxuries of the few’ stated Gretta Thunberg. Can you imagine if you grandchildren asked you ‘why didn’t you do anything?’. But by that time it’s too late. What could you say?’
In my picture the tiger represents ‘nature’ with its strength and determination. Tigers are some of the most powerful but gentlest creatures in the world caring for its young but in turn they would give their life to defend their 2strike”. The human represents US. If you look closely it is neither a man nor a women, just as it is neither black nor white. This represents how everyone can make a difference if they put their heart and soul into it. The world represents what we have, everything we would ever need but it must be treated with respect.
I have not drawn the Arctic or the Antarctic because I have learnt they heat up three times as fast as the rest of our world. They may not exist in the future if we do not act. The white background represents that only we can save our world from destruction. The connection between the human and the tiger shows how interconnected animals, humans and the planet need to be. I have created my picture with a black marker pen and water colour. This represents that we need to be bold and strong to act, following our gentle, caring heart. My inspiration came from Indian culture, the tiger is a symbol of magnificence, power, beauty, and fierceness and has been associated with bravery and valour. The tiger also has a significant place in Hindu mythology as the vehicle of Goddess Durga. Let’s not leave it too late.