White Death, 2018, Watercolor and Watercolor and archival ink print on
paper. 28” x 44”
White death syndrome is decimating coral reefs worldwide. Coral colonies coexist with algae
which nourish the coral. Pollution and warming sea temperatures are killing the algae, thus starving the corals. Dead reefs, devoid of the life giving algae, turn a stark white. The Plexi print depicts microscopic zooxanthellae leaving the colonies dissipating as they rise.