Oceanus Pathos

Forrest Miller's avatar Forrest Miller

Oceanus Pathos (Greek for suffering ocean) How much longer will our seas reflect the bounty and beauty of the past? The place of life's origin is being continuously stressed by its most successful creation, humans. Increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere find a home in the sink of the sea, acidifying and killing the coral, bleaching and crumbling its structure. We as humans need to take a step back to appreciate the beauty of our surroundings if our ancient home is to be preserved. This painting is meant to portray the abundant life in our oceans and to remind us of what we continue to destroy. We need to feel responsible in making sure this beauty has a future, and will live on and be enjoyed by generations to come.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth:
  • Medium: Oil
  • Width: 20 inches
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 30 inches