Acrylic & ink on canvas, 30x48
According to the IUCN, our reefs are among the most threatened ecosystems on earth. Some of the factors which are killing the corals are the increasing temperature of our oceans, ocean acidification, coral bleaching, unethical fishing methods, water pollution, sedimentation, and human activities.
Corals constantly play a balancing act with the waters they have to work with and can undergo only so much bleaching before they just can't continue and they die.
It is our choice to catch our behavior in time to save this ecosystem and the number one way is to be mindful of our carbon footprint and unnecessary consumption habits.
An important part completing her process involves finding the calm amidst the chaos. To come to terms and find her center, she meticulously and in a very purposeful way, draws and organizes clusters of symbols and binary code (ones and zeroes) which weave throughout her work. These represent the chaos of noise surrounding each one of us; how our experiences are possibly being filtered by technology.
She finds calm in the process of tightly organizing, repeating and clustering hundreds of small symbols.