Beached As

by Regular Rick

Cairns, Australia – May 2018


Finding This Mural

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Story Behind This Mural

Artist Statement

I have lived in Far North Queensland for the past 12 years and have been lucky enough to experience the Great Barrier Reef at its best and unfortunately at it’s worst. Once you have seen coral bleaching firsthand, it is hard to forget, especially when you know what it once was. The first time I experienced bleaching I remember thinking how lifeless it had become and how the coral had taken on an almost graveyard, bone-like quality. By producing a piece that morphed elements of human anatomy with bleached coral I have attempted to both humanize the issue and reflect the graveyard feeling I experienced.

The Focus

Coral reef conservation

Take Action

You can help save coral reefs by:

  • Reducing your carbon footprint.
  • Using reef-friendly sunscreen.
  • Only consuming sustainably caught sea life.
  • Being an ocean-minded voter.