The Meaning Behind Pejac’s ‘Heavy Sea’ – Explained

Pejac’s “Heavy Sea Print” is a powerful message about the impact of human activity on our planet. The watercolour hand-finished piece, created years ago, has become a harsh reality, as seen in his short film “Heavy Sea.”

The “Heavy Sea Print” is a stunning work of art that depicts a vast sea of discarded car tires, which serves as a powerful visual representation of the devastating impact that human activity can have on the environment. The lone life buoy floating on top symbolises hope and a reminder that we must take action to protect our planet before it’s too late. The planet is drowning.

Video © Pejac

”The desolate images of environmental havoc from this video are real—no CGI, no Photoshop, no illusions. It’s a simple mixture of art direction and the scourge of human waste.

This project was actually born some years ago when I painted ‘Heavy Sea’ a watercolour featuring a lifesaver in a sea of disused tires. Later, during a voyage abroad, just some months ago, I found my self in front of that very same landscape. It was a poetic nightmare made real. Being surrounded by hundreds of thousands (or millions?) tires was quite overwhelming and disturbing at the same time. More than a dump it felt like being in an endless graveyard.

Having the opportunity of making real a fictional idea was quite a challenging experience. It has been exciting while also very dramatic. The more time I spent there the more evident became the relation failure between human kind and the earth.”


Pejac’s deep concern for the environment is evident in his art, which always touches on socioeconomic themes and deals with topics such as the environment, freedom, and politics.

Pejac’s “Heavy Sea Print”

Medium: 2 colours hand-pulled screen print with hand-finished watercolour details

Edition: 70

Size: 102 x 73cm (40.15 x 28.74 inches)

Description: Signed and numbered by The Artist. Includes Certificate of Authenticity

Year: 2014

Pejac’s “Heavy Sea Print” is available in the store here or browse our collection of Pejac works here.



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