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.
Acts of repetition and patterning are continuous during my creative journey. They help keep me centered and gain a sense of calm amidst current world chaos.
In this piece it manifests through meticulous and purposefully drawn, symbols mixed with binary code (ones and zeroes) clustered, repetitive and tightly organized. These represent noise and chaos. Part of that noise involves how present day tech consumption filters or even replaces so much of our real life experience with the actual world because the physical world is disappearing. Putting this noise into some sense of organization is satisfying and centering, and perhaps my nostalgia for how life was before technology comes into play and is part of the reason I am so sensitive to present day life on this planet.