Orono student wins eco art ‘Pearl’ awardJanuary 9, 2021
Laker Pioneer: Water pollution. The chemicals found in sunscreens. Excessive amounts of sunlight. These account for the white ring of coral—coral replicas—that line the inner ring of an otherwise colorful grouping of these marine invertebrates. A scuba diver, hardly more than an inch from fin to glove, is almost suspended, clear as day inside that frame of white.
“White Out” is the miniature sculpture by Julia Karls, a senior at Orono High School. It’s also a piece that stood out among some 5,300 entries to this year’s global Ocean Awareness Contest sponsored by Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs.