Title: The Fisherman & The Fish
Medium: Mural – Acrylic and Spraypaint
Size: 40meters x12meters
Location: MOST Art Festival – Moscow, Russia
Based on a Historical Folklore from Russia, Alexander Pushkin’s “The Fisherman & The Fish,” written beautifully in 1833. The mural is a symbol of the responsibility we all share to be environmentally sound in our decisions to not take from nature to the point of turmoil and nothingness. The Fisherman’s Wife is painted into the sea with five shades of blue getting darker and darker based on her demands of Greed.
Historically, very little actions were taking to oversee the Environment during the 1800s. It was a concept relatively unknown – but the fore-shadowing of it was written clearly in this Folklore. Relevant to our current time and conditions of our Oceans, Forrest and Planet.
This compiled with our natural tendency towards being greedy and asking for more and more. Current issues with the Advances and Aggression Russia is currently undertaking in Ukraine and Crimea combined with Neo-Fascists creating a dark-undertone for the Sovereignty of Ukraine – nearly a 100 year cycle from events in the past. Within this greed for power and consumption it directly affects the people in senseless killing, murder and human suffering.
I hope this mural will give people the chance to step back and create intelligent dialogue to discuss these things with proper action that will give us all peace of mind and our independence.