The cause of around 7 million deaths every year, air pollution is a serious environmental issue and health risk. Air pollution causes lung disease, strokes, and cancer. Beyond the health implications, air pollution also contributes to climate change. When 91% of the world's population breathes in highly polluted air, it is imperative to take action to protect our atmosphere and our bodies.
"On Smog Nine" imagines how life would be in future if this air pollution is not checked and poor air quality eventually becomes normalized to an extent that the simple act of playing outside for children will not remain safe. Air masks are, unfortunately, already turning into reality in many urban environments across the globe.
20” x 24”
Colored Pencils on 4-Ply Bristol Vellum Sheet
Everyday, more and more trash and litter is getting thrown away into the ocean. With more than 8 billion tons of plastic being dumped into our seas each year, it is important to cut down on our waste to preserve the health of our oceans. Marine debris takes years to decompose with plastic bottles taking around 400 years and glass staying forever. "Sea's Sick" shows how life would be like if the pollution is not stopped and eventually becomes normalized. Even a simple dip in the pool then would turn into a wade in trash.