archival ink on Epson Cold Press Bright (acid free and pH Buffered, 100% cotton rag paper)
limited edition of 50
$180 + shipping
Prints & Coral Restoration
In collaboration with Counting Coral we released limited edition prints of my "dandelion Reef" painting.
30% will go directly to Counting Coral
to fund the design, manufacturing and installation
of their sculptural marine coral nurseries.
Our world needs coral reefs. They are vital to the health of our oceans and the survival of our planet. Coral reefs protect coastal communities from storms, prevent coastal erosion, support economies (from fishing to tourism), and more than 500 million people worldwide rely on coral reefs.
However, due to climate change, rising ocean temperatures, and human intervention, coral reefs are seriously endangered. Coral cannot survive in water that is too warm, and warm oceans generate mass bleaching events– killing off entire reef systems. Increased levels of CO2 in the atmosphere mean that corals cannot build their calcium dense skeletons.
50% of coral reefs are already dead, and another 40% are projected to disappear in the next 20 years due to warming oceans, pollution, overfishing, and habitat destruction.
Counting Coral's mission is to restore coral reefs through revolutionizing the way humans interact with the reef system. With 25% of all marine life at stake, it is time to recognize the human impact on our reefs.
By donating their sculptural coral nurseries/artificial reefs to areas that have high diver traffic, we are protecting damaged reefs. Their sculptural parks are protected areas that will redistribute diver traffic, and provide local communities with the ability to protect their natural resources. By using art to direct attention to reefs, Counting Coral is raising awareness about coral reef destruction and educating both locals and tourists.
Learn more about Counting Coral mission and commitment to reef restoration.