The ocean, which makes up 97% of Earth’s water and covers more than 70% of its surface, is full of life, biodiversity and resources we rely on including most of the oxygen we breathe. We interact with the ocean daily for food, recreation, work and so much more. One way or another we are all connected to the ocean.
As such, this year’s United Nations World Oceans Day is focused on the theme “The Ocean: Life & Livelihoods” to celebrate that interconnection.
To honor that theme, this art gallery spearheaded by high school student Sophie Goldstein called on artists around the world to share in their preferred artistic medium about their connected to the ocean.