What makes this art piece and poem unique is that it was created for Richard Garriott's expedition to the Marianas Trench. The drawing represents the collision of two plates creating a subduction zone down into the deepest depths of the ocean and humanities primal need to explore, The poem that goes with it is a syllable cinquain - a poem that has 2 syllables in the first line, 4 in the second, 6 in the third, 8 in the forth, and 2 in the final line.
Because I can
It is what humans do
We explore, We observe, We learn
- Dr. Sian Proctor
This is a print and not the original artwork.