We’ve all heard about it constantly. The environment and nature around us is deteriorating at an uncomfortably rapid pace and we see the aftermath of what happened afterwards. Our usual response after viewing these horrific images would be to shrug it off and accept our fate as our planet crumbles around us.
But never have we seen a series of digital artworks that not only shows us the devastating effects and aftermath, but also a very horrifying and disturbing vision of pollution and its consequences to the environment that we have left. And that is all thanks to the one and only John Paul Caponigro, who took the pictures of the current state of the Antarctic and added his own visual flair to manifest the embodiment of negative emotions through digital art with his best work by far, Global Warning: Antarctica.
Many of these pictures in Global Warning: Antarctica depict serene and peaceful glaciers and icy ocean waters that is still untouched and standing to this day. But John takes these pictures and then twists them into something that is more sinister. Drawing evil forces corrupting them and representing pollution and negative thoughts destroying the beauty that they once had.
But the pictures that we view are only just the tip of the iceberg. In John’s official website, there is also a poem that paints an incredibly vivid picture of his nightmares of the fate of the world in the near future. One where there is not a drop of water in sight, the air in rank and unbreathable, and desert sands spreading from one corner of the world to another. His poem ends with an ominous tone saying that we must do all we can to save this Earth, lest we all perish with it.
Global Warning: Antarctica is a perfect visualization of the great white north and pure blue glaciers being destroyed and corrupted by the evil that we have unleashed upon it. If we were to keep these last of nature’s beauty for years to come, then we have to step up and do whatever it takes to make that beauty last.
On a lighter note, if you find these pictures to be attractive, then you can visit John’s website and purchase them to hang around your house here.