Sunflower Coralscape I
Coral (Goniastrea sp.), concrete, polyfiller, builders bog
240 x 130 x 270
"The Coralscape series have been made on several trips to the Cook Islands. I view coral as an natural architectural structure, which having been adversely affected by climate change, I try to reconstruct into a 'complete' form by introducing manmade materials such as concrete, builders bog, polyfiller and polystyrene. These works reference the fragility of coral reefs in the context of global warming."
The dead corals used in these works is sourced with permission from the Rarotonga coastline and bought to New Zealand with CITES permits.