Eco-Art Competition 2022

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Aquaponic Dualism
By Farris Hazriq Bin Kamisan
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Division IV (Ages 19-22)

Aquaponic refers to having fish eat and produce waste so that it can help grow the plants. With this idea in mind, I thought of how the world also revolves around the sea and humans as well where the sea provides us with the resources so that we can grow. In the drawing, I'm trying to indicate that the aquaponics of the fish help the seed to grow to develop into a city. This also coincides with the Dualism Aspect of Yin & Yang where the two sides even though different, coexist with each other and support one another. With hearing so much of the environmental problems surrounding Malaysia regarding its deforestation, it is important to plant trees so that we can grow our trees back. My drawing is meant to represent the world's natural cycle whereby the seas support the land and vice-versa in hopes that the environment can become better with the planting of the seed which will, in turn, support the growth of the city. I used the pencil to sketch my work beforehand. Then I would use Micron Pens to outline the world and other parts. Then colouring it with watercolour pencils. Next, I would use a paintbrush and paint atop the colour pencil to bring out the watercolour effect. Using touch pens as the finishing touch to add the vines. I hope for the person seeing this to view my drawing as a piece that resonates with them. The world is in dire of our help and planting the seed is the first step to help our city grow into a better one. Without both the seas and land, we wouldn't be able to live in the world we live in now, so we need them to coexist with each other so we can prosper.