Sunday, October 10, 2010

Endangered Oceans


"Distress. Great distress. The water filled with naphta, filled with viscosity, an elastic film, but opaque not clear, that makes it difficult for us to breathe, that prevents us from living. We are only fish. We only have the sea in which to live. We can only breathe in clean water, in crystal sheets not filthy with mineral."

Installation by Teresa Martins on the Sea Promenade at Cascais

29 comments:

SKIZO said...

Great
Work
good
creations

jennyfreckles said...

That's very powerful - the photo, the installation, the words.

Gine said...

Magnifique noir et blanc en couleurs ! J'aime cette image, premier plan agressif et calme de la plage à l'arrière.

brattcat said...

Very important message, particularly in view of the news about the Danube.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is indeed powerful, but it would add a bit of reality and depression to what might otherwise be an escape from reality with a pleasant seaside stroll.

Irina said...

So true and so scary. Great composition, as always.

Dina said...

This is a strong and clear statement! The fish are eloquent.

Leif Hagen said...

There's something "fishy" about that arsty installation ....

Sylvia K said...

Very powerful indeed, JM! You've effectively made a very strong point that our world needs to pay attention to. Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

Jarart said...

Yes, powerful is the word that comes to mind.

Randy said...

This is so true and sad. Beautifully photographed.

Sharon said...

A very powerful art piece! And, a wonderful reminder especially today.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

A great message from the artist. The b/w appearance in the bottom part of the photo works so well with this scene.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

A very powerful and strong statement, I only wish more people would recognise the problem. Great photo. Diane

VP said...

There was a time when the artists went against the current, now they all like only popular causes and never cease to preach to the hoi polloi.
Nice idea though, I like the excellent composition of your picture.

Halcyon said...

I really like this one. Interesting sculpture and I like your words too.

Jacob said...

Wow! Profound and prophetic. Something needs to be done soon. It appears, though, that the rich run the world, and will fight tooth and nail anything which might compromise the massive profits they derive from practices that despoil our planet!

Diane AZ said...

This unique perspective is sure to raise awareness that fish need clean water to survive.

JM said...

@Halcyon: Those are the artist's words, not mine! :-)

Joanne said...

demais!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Congrats! I like it.
Well done.
Wong

tapirgal said...

We had better hope the fish don't all end up like this.

Babzy said...

are the fishes made of wood ? Very interesting installation !

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent!!!!
Save the seas
Save the fish
Save the planet.

MB

Steffe said...

We sure are good at destroying our little planet.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Makes one think.

Cezar and Léia said...

Ela é uma artista muito talentosa.Interessante composiçao com os peixes e o oceano em frente.Uma idéia de liberdade que está proxima! :)
Léia

Hilda said...

Very high-impact installations there. And very ironic about the storms. When are we ever going to learn? :(

Francisca said...

Quite the statement. Another BIG problem needing a BIG solution. I like your perspective on this.