Acrylic & ink on canvas, 30x48
According to the IUCN, our reefs are among the most threatened ecosystems on earth. Some 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.
In this piece and the rest of her current body of work, centering acts of repetition and patterning manifest through meticulous and purposefully drawn, symbols mixed with binary code (ones and zeroes) clustered, recurring, and tightly organized. These represent noise and chaos. Part of that noise is human impact on the world, and the other is how present-day tech consumption filters life experience with the actual world and alters reality.
Putting the chaos and noise into some sense of organization is satisfying, and centering. Perhaps her nostalgia for how life was before technology and such noticeable human impact came into play, is part of the reason she is so sensitive to its current effects.