(84.1 x 59.4 cm, Ink and Pen on Paper, 2020)
“This is the garden, the colours come and go”.
Coral reefs are one of the most diverse and rich biospheres on this planet. Everything on a reef is bustling with activity and the will to live. Among the formidable structures build by the hard corals, Scleractinians, there is a frenzy of feeding, mating, growing up, fighting and everything in between.
Sadly, reefs, like many other ecosystem, are suffering immensely under man-made climate change, from the heating of sea surface temperatures, ocean acidification and increased occurrences of cyclones and hurricanes to pollution and unconscious tourism. And when the hard corals disappear, so will all the different animals that found protection, nourishment and shelter in their shadow.