Oil on Canvas
48” x 60”
Known as an often economic social trap, Tragedy of the Commons involves a conflict over resources between individuals and the common good. This concept is most commonly linked to the fishing industry. Fish farming offers an alternative solution to the increasing market demand for fish, but it is by no means a perfect solution. Farmed fish are kept in concentrations never seen in the wild, with each fish occupying less room, causing several forms of pollution. Packed tightly, fish rub against each other and the sides of their cages, damaging their fins and tails and becoming diseased or infected.