Artist: Constance Collins
Title: Coral Conundrum: Dead or Alive
Attribution: Coral Conundrum: Dead or Alive, 2023, Constance W. Collins
Materials: Upcycled yarns, handmade paper, raw silk background
Dimensions: 24" w x 18" h
Image Statement: Coral Conundrum: Dead or Alive recalls coral reefs & their inhabitants. We must protect these ecosystems from climate change or lose them. As reefs deteriorate, they lose their vibrant color & ability to provide nutrients & shelter. The gradation from color to monochrome represents the bleaching that occurs as coral dies.