Freedom in the Ocean
Oil on canvas
In the colorful Ocean, many different species of fishes and other marine creatures live together enjoying this wonderland filled with joy and freedom. However, as humans are massacring sharks because of the overfishing, sharks are no longer enjoying this life of freedom and enjoyment which is constantly undermined by humans’ activity. From the artwork “Don’t Kill Me” to “The Last Line of Defense” young artist Marcus Wong seems to adopt the point of view of the shark to awaken a sense of responsibility in the viewers and to convey the message of the urgency of protecting sharks: in “Freedom in the Ocean” this goal is achieved through a representation of a joyful and free Ocean with the aim to encourage people not to undermine and destroy this wonderland.