Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Coral reefs are dying all around the world. Many factors affect those underwater wonders and unfortunately, humans play an important role in its obliteration.
First, the warming seawater weakens the coral which becomes much more prone to diseases. The rising water temperature also leads to coral bleaching which basically indicates that the coral is starving. A rise of only 1°C above average temperature can cause bleaching. If global temperatures increase by 2 °C during the twenty-first century, coral may not be able to adapt quickly enough…
It’s also important to mention overfishing, particularly selective overfishing. This barbaric practice can unbalance coral ecosystems by encouraging the excessive growth of coral predators.
By the 2030s, 90% of reefs are expected to be at risk from both human activities and climate change.
This painting evokes the pure beauty and diversity of corals. I love that every time I look at the piece, I find new shapes, interesting color blends I hadn't noticed before, and I kind of fall in a meditative state.