Karl Addison in Moscow: The Fisherman and the Depleted Sea

Karl Addison was in Moscow recently for the MOST art festival and based his mural on a Russian fairy tale by Alexander Pushkin entitled The Fisherman & The Fish, written in 1833.  “The mural is a symbol from this folklore showing the Old Man with the Fish and to the corner his Wife as the Sea,” says Addison, “Each level of the Sea is a darker and dark blue symbolizing the five requests she makes – making the Sea grow darker and violent each time.”

Additionally the artist says his mural is a commentary on the modern methods of fishing that are rapidly killing off entire species. According to the World Wildlife fund, we are plundering our oceans at a rate that is completely unsustainable and by 2048 “Unless the current situation improves, stocks of all species currently fished for food are predicted to collapse by 2048.” Addison says his mural is meant as “a strong warning with the exploitation of our natural resources-   depleting them till there is nothing left.”

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Karl Addison “The Fisherman” MOST Art Festival. Moscow, Russia (photo © Karl Addison)

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Karl Addison “The Fisherman” MOST Art Festival. Moscow, Russia (photo © Karl Addison)

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Karl Addison “The Fisherman” MOST Art Festival. Moscow, Russia (photo © Karl Addison)

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Karl Addison “The Fisherman” MOST Art Festival. Moscow, Russia (photo © Karl Addison)

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Karl Addison “The Fisherman” MOST Art Festival. Moscow, Russia (photo © Karl Addison)

 

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