The goal of my art is to create curiosity and encourage deeper thoughts by showing the bigger picture in life. With this image, I express how the world is suffocating with plastic. It cries as we keep adding more plastic to it. I use symbols, such as the tears, to represent the sadness the earth feels from all the plastic, in addition to the model floating in the water. Together, these features create a sense of suffocation. The process of creating and warping images in Photoshop allows so much creative freedom as it allows me to add aspects to my work that would be impossible to do in real life. My work evokes calmness while unsettling the viewer at the same time as at first, the image may seem normal. Yet, when you look closer, you notice all the small details included.
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