Coral Consciousness

Linocut and Etching, 56 x 38 cm, 2022

This print was created for the Amalgama Gráfica contemporánea Internacional II portfolio which was published in 2022 by Fermín Santos Lopez. My print for this portfolio is the final version of a concept I have been working on for a while.

Beautiful patterns of corals are  connected with a “memento mori”. A human skull with a coral brain anthropomorphizes the corals, signalling decay and raising awareness of the deadly consequences of human impact on the living reefs  while also calling us to appreciate the beauty of nature which sustains us.

Etched plate – detail 2
Etched plate – detail 1
Linocut impressions

Current, living reefs are severely affected by climate change. Rise of temperature, increasing acidity of the oceans, overfishing and pollution have caused three quarters of the world’s reefs to decline, die or bleach. It has been an intensely personal experience to witness the devastating effects of climate change and other human-made environmental stresses on the coral reefs.

Small concept print

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