I made this drawing on a train journey from a reference image found in a 50s book about the fishing industry. The paper is the reverse of a military print retrieved from a framed acquisition at my local art auction house.
It is intended to highlight the long and rather unequal relationship between humans and the creatures of the sea. Over fishing and pollution have moved many species close to or over the edge of extinction. Most of our planet is covered with sea, so this is more damaging than land contamination and deforestation.