by Egg Fiasco
Bali, Indonesia – September 2018
The Mola Mola is a lot like the sea; the more we learn about it, the more mysterious it becomes. It was believed to be a gentle plankton-feeding giant but now discovered to have a voracious appetite for all sorts of creatures like jellyfish, sponges, fish, squid, crustaceans, sea plants, and more. It’s strange shape, gentle features and unique behaviors and abilities make the life of the mola mola surreal - almost as if its a spirit of the ocean.
Today, pairing admiration for the sea and the life within it with respect is non-negotiable; we must protect what we love. In this piece, the intent is to remind us that we are warping a beautiful underwater world into destruction. Being compassionate to the spirit of the sea and the creatures within it help us understand that we’re all connected, we are all affected.