Francesca Page's project #200Sharks highlights the startling number of sharks estimated to be killed by humans every 60 seconds
Francesca Page is using her skills as an artist to raise awareness of the plight of sharks in our oceans. For her project #200Sharks she’s undertaken the mammoth task of hand illustrating 200 sharks to highlight the startling number of sharks estimated to be killed by humans every 60 seconds.
Francesca’s project #200Sharks hopes to highlight the estimated number of sharks killed every 60 seconds throughout the world. We wanted to know how this project came about and what it was that inspired her. ‘The 200 sharks project evolved from my dissertation in my last year at University. I researched how visual communication can have a positive impact on the environment, this lead me to combining my love for diving and the ocean with my art to create, ’90 seconds catch’. A massive 1-meter by 2 meter watercolour and ink painting depicting 300 sharks to represent how many are lost to man. After I graduated I knew that this project wasn’t over and I had only just begun a lifetime project.