The world expert on the deep sea, who discovered pollution in the deepest recesses of our ocean trenches has bought ‘into the light’ the hard truth that there is no marine ecosystem untouched by pollution. There is no place left on our planet that hasn’t experienced the indisputable damage of human consumption.
Dr. Alan Jamieson from the University of Newcastle is painted in a stark light that divides his face. With a matter of fact expression delivering hard truths, his gaze appears to rebuff any excuses or arguments. As the marine ecologist leading research into pollution in our hadal zones (ocean depths in excess of 6000m), Dr. Jamieson’s research took samples of living creatures in the most remote areas of the planet and discovered bioaccumulation of persistent organic pollutants (POP's) in their bodies.
Oil on linen
40 x 50cm
Signed on reverse
For sale: £800