White Death, 2019, Watercolor, archival ink jet print on Arches paper and framing Plexiglas, 34” x 47.75”
White death syndrome is decimating coral reefs worldwide. Coral colonies coexist with an algae which nourish the coral. Pollution and warming sea temperatures are killing the algae, thus starving the corals. Dying reefs, devoid of the life giving algae and turning whiteare depicted in watercolor. The Plexi print depicts microscopic zooxanthellae leaving the colonies dissipating as they rise.