Oil on Canvas, 46 cm x 61 cm (18 inches x 24 inches).
Skylar : "This oil painting mimics the style of pop artist Wayne Thiebaud. Using warm colors and slightly unclean lines, it is perceived at first as a playful still life study of daily objects. Upon closer inspection, it depicts a glass of water housing a small silverback fish. It shares the water with a plastic red straw that extends over the lip of the glass.
This unusual arrangement represents the cost of water, as well as the beneficiaries of water’s utility and the involuntary debtors carrying the weight of human behavior. Fish depend on much more than the presence of water itself, but also its salinity, the other microorganisms within, and temperature.
These are all elements invisible in visual representation, but should not be forgotten when considering the importance of water conservation efforts. The fish swims sadly, it awaits for illness or the loss of its habitat—whichever comes first."