Life Aquatic: Art & Thought is a philosophical swim through the hydrosphere. And in such a swim, numerous lifeforms are sure to appear. The hydrosphere is the combined mass of all water on Earth. As such, it is a rich biosphere. And it is filled with color and form. Pointillism is the driving force of my creative search in this watery realm.
The Ecosphere is the world-wide sum of all ecosystems. For this reason, it is container that holds Life Aquatic: Art & Thought. The ecosystem is the zone of life on Earth. It is virtually a closed system regarding matter. But it is an open system in regards to energy. As example, the open process of photosynthesis captures around 130 Terawatts per year. This energy system is self-regulating.
We are one of many species. However broad our range, we have limits. Notwithstanding, lifeforms exist and thrive at all levels within this ecosphere. In synchronicity, life lives on and with other life. As a species, we depend on many aquatic plants and animals, and their ecological functions, for our survival. They depend on one another.
Aquatic wildlife is an important source of food, energy, jobs, and oxygen. And aquatic life buffers human life against new diseases, pests, and predators. As a resource, it needs to be protected against depletion. Or we may lose it altogether. Growing less viable and unhealthy, aquatic life will be a victim in global climate change. This may result in food shortages. Both for human, and other lifeforms.
We are complex ecosystems in our own bodies. In essence, Life Aquatic: Art & Thought explores these avenues of inquiry with words looking at visual images. They are both systems we cannot live without. It is the key subject, in the journal category, Life Aquatic: Art & Thought