Artist StatementMy work aims to dissolve the notion that the natural world and urbanized spaces are separate from each other. Rather, this work illustrates the blurring of the inside (urbanization) and outside (the natural world). Combining organic and man-made elements from under, above and around the ocean, this public artwork paints an alternate landscape, one that grows, blends and is in tune.
The FocusUrbanization and coastal development
While it’s hard for an individual to control human population growth and the decisions of landowners and construction companies, you can take small steps to support the restoration and protection of coastal habitats by:
- Supporting the creation of nature reserves and Marine Protected Areas, where development is limited and fishing is prohibited.
- Being a conscious consumer. Buy organic produce grown without pesticides, fertilizers, and other toxic chemicals.
- Supporting legislation that bans the dumping of sewage and chemicals into the oceans.
- Opposing new developments that disregard the health of coastal ecosystems and are poorly planned.