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Ray Collins


Like all art, it is interpreted differently for different people, but overall my aim is to make the viewer “feel” something. It doesn't necessarily always have to be a nice feeling, just some kind of emotional impact.

As far as the impact of what's being viewed… It would be my worst nightmare for the ocean to become a floating garbage patch. It scares me to think that our grandchildren might not be able to appreciate the beauty we take for granted.

Although my images display a lot of power and force, the ocean is extremely delicate, and it's transitioning through the greatest challenge of modern times - pollution.

I hope the viewer is inspired to put nature over convenience as far as plastic goes, so we can keep the ocean as pristine as it can be

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Some of Ray’s work