Deconstructing Evolution

2007
Size: 122 cm h x 91 cm w, 48” h x 36” w
Media: Collage, ink print from a sockeye, oil paint on canvas
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For the first time in geological history, the evolutionary sequence is going backwards at an astounding rate. Over fishing is gradually causing a loss in productivity the world over, and the remaining large fish are on the decline. Because of this, Jellyfish are already being exploited as a substitute food source in some parts of the world. If humanity is not careful, phytoplanktons may be the only living organisms left in the ocean.

Resources:

Pauly, Dr. Daniel, Keynote Address. Are we past the point of no return in mining fish from the sea? Victoria: University of Victoria — RSC: The Academies, Feb. 21, 2007.