Courtney Mattison: Ocean advocate and artist using ceramics to depict the fragile beauty of coral reefs and threats it faces

Sculptor and ocean advocate Courtney Mattison creates ceramic installations that depict the fragile beauty of coral reefs and the human-caused threats they face to “move us to value the blue planet we live on in ways that scientific data often cannot”. In her Our Changing Seas series, Courtney Mattison provides an artistic impression of what is happening at sea with corals, particularly coral bleaching. The … Continue reading Courtney Mattison: Ocean advocate and artist using ceramics to depict the fragile beauty of coral reefs and threats it faces

Artist Vanessa Barragão uses deadstock rugs to illustrate impact of the textile industry on coral reefs

Coral Garden, a coral reef-inspired installation made from discarded pieces of rugs, is aiming to show the extent to which the textile industry is polluting the environment. Portugese textile artist Vanessa Barragão collected unused yarn from a carpet factory in Portugal to create wall hangings and rugs that imitate the structure of coral reefs. Growing up by the seaside, the artist’s connection to the ocean … Continue reading Artist Vanessa Barragão uses deadstock rugs to illustrate impact of the textile industry on coral reefs