Mt. Lebanon, PA
2017, High School, Art
I was inspired by the Great Barrier Reef and its transformation from vibrant to monochrome. The corals’ skeletal appearance reminded me of the destruction humans can cause if we do not change our ways. I used paper to illustrate the fragility and intricate beauty of this ocean wonder. As the corals fade in color, marine life disappears. I learned to appreciate each coral’s form through hours of meticulous paper-cutting. I hope my work inspires you to discover more about coral reefs and consider how our actions on land impact our seas.