Artist: Sarah Montague
Title: “Bee String”, “Poached Rhino” and “Turtle in pollution”
Medium: Digital Artwork printed on canvas, stretched
Size: 30 x 3 x 42 cm each
“Bee String” – Inspired by the works of Banksy, ‘Girl with Balloon’, my work depicts the struggle we face as bees start to disappear. The importance of bees for our ecosystem and environment is widely known, their slow gradual disappearance and its effect on zoology is being seen around the globe. Humanities desire to replenish depleting bee stocks is commended but our need to get involved in the managing and saving of an entire species is concerning. We choose to control the bee population and not control our own impact on the environment, which is how we arrived here in the first place. Our desire to control has lead to Bee hives are becoming more popular, making pets out of bees – Domesticated bees. Domesticated Honey.
“Poached Rhino” – Rhino poaching is nothing new. We have heard about it for year/decades. Rhino populations are depleting. All for what? Fingernails? This work speaks for itself. The dramatic light is there to depict the Rhino in the dark standing in the light of a poachers torch, ready to be shot for the horn that grows upon its face.
“Turtle Pollution” – A beautiful turtle swims amongst the discarded waste and pollution left behind by humanity. Tons of waste and environmentally harmful chemicals are dumped into rivers, lakes and oceans in a cheaper “cost effective” way to dispose of waste. Large corporations and some governments use these tactics to save a quick buck. The impact on wildlife, sea life and human life cannot be measured. How much does life cost?