Marisa Saldana

Bishop Amat Memorial High School

The thought behind this painting is the ecological downfall we have been experiencing and the role we play in it. The painting is a play on the traditional idea of Mother Earth, portraying her as heartbroken and dying because of our senseless actions and selfish attitude as humans. To me this painting's purpose is to make those who see it think of cause and effect. Mainly to ask the question: Is the way I am living, as a person, inhabitant of this planet, and part of this mass population, ultimately serving the greater good and health of our one life source. My main target audience, are industrial workers/owners and the youth. I want them to search for alternatives and solutions to the problems that we face today, and to not grow up as people who just take what they want, with no concern for the price future generations will have to pay. I enjoy this type of artwork because of its connection to simplicity. With graffiti, it is always apparent that there is some sort of message in one way or another, and that straightforward complexity is what I really enjoy.
The thought behind this painting is the ecological downfall we have been experiencing and the role we play in it. The painting is a play on the traditional idea of Mother Earth, portraying her as heartbroken and dying because of our senseless actions and selfish attitude as humans. To me this painting's purpose is to make those who see it think of cause and effect. Mainly to ask the question: Is the way I am living, as a person, inhabitant of this planet, and part of this mass population, ultimately serving the greater good and health of our one life source. My main target audience, are industrial workers/owners and the youth. I want them to search for alternatives and solutions to the problems that we face today, and to not grow up as people who just take what they want, with no concern for the price future generations will have to pay. I enjoy this type of artwork because of its connection to simplicity. With graffiti, it is always apparent that there is some sort of message in one way or another, and that straightforward complexity is what I really enjoy.