The Bottom Line is an ongoing project from Janelle Barone that considers the impact pollution has had on the ocean, with the artist specifically delving into the issues surrounding the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
With topics like plastic waste, coral death, species endangerment and climate change gaining more awareness, The Bottom Line functions as a powerful visual representation of the damage that often isn't seen. As the understanding of mankind’s ecological footprint grows, consumers realize that their industrial actions are having a negative influence on the Earth. By expressing the terrible effects of industrial and consumer-driven desires through these artworks, Barone is able to show groups who may not consider these negative effects to realize how they impact it with their choices and purchases.
The Bottom Line is currently being funded on Kickstarter, where consumers can back the project and save on the unique art prints, hi-res digital copies, and t-shirts that feature Barone's work.