Lionfish and the plastic bag

The exhibition ‘Lionfish and the plastic bag, Plastic bag and the Lionfish’ is artist Eagan’s exploration of the various forces competing beneath the surface of the sea: the lionfish symbolizing life, survival and positivity, and the plastic bag, an icon of destruction and negativity.

Once thriving and abundant coral fringes and marine life. The city has been more recently sheet-piled along all its peripheries; it is now a concrete fortress in the sea. As the city of Male’ suffocates and struggles for space above the sea, beneath the surface, along the tetrapod’s over the shattered and almost dead reef slopes of Male’, common and colourful reef fishes are still struggling to survive.

Maldives Islands has been one of the world’s most beautiful and pristine marine ecosystems for thousands of years. However, the lives of Maldivians, as well as the reef fish and corals which live in this fragile ecosystem are increasingly at risk, because of pollution, climate change and global warming

Panel 11 ,  122cm x 122cm Watercolour on Paper.