the_waterhouse Drawing by Dominique Vangilbergen

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the_waterhouse

Dominique Vangilbergen

Germany

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Size: 165.4 W x 61 H x 0 in

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Drawing: Pencil, Ink, Acrylic, Watercolor, Charcoal on Paper.

As the Earth's underground resources are mined to extinction, we turn to the eternal dark and extreme cold of the deep sea, the last bastion of life, an isolated world of extremes of which so little is still known. Thanks to the advances of science, what was once believed to be an icy, black, hostile environment, impenetrable by sunlight, we now know to be a vast, pulsating organ, teeming with weird and wonderful organisms. A shimmering plankton soup inhabited by unseeing and unseen life forms that evolution has either forgotten or transfigured into creatures of sci fi-like proportions surviving through bioluminescence. Some equipped with their own mining lamps, others with all-seeing eyes on extendable tubes, like their counterparts on land they plumb the last depths of uncharted subterranean waters, using camouflage and shape-shifting trickery, defying all odds by feeding on toxic waste. This fragile eco-system at once illustrates despair and hope. A living metaphor that as the last sanctuaries for life on earth disappear, and natural reefs are replaced by microplastic, other moons and planets possess watery pockets that perhaps promise a glimmer of life for the future. The drawing is on 4 panels. Please therefore contact SaatchiArt for exact shipping costs, because size is smaller than stated.


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