Courtney Mattison: Our Changing Seas

This is Colossal posted an incredible new installation by artist-activist Courtney Mattison. It’s part of her Our Changing Seas series, on display at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art through April 17, 2016.
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Each sculpture is inspired by sites identified by her hero, marine biologist Sylvia Earl (isn’t it wonderful to see someone list a marine biologist as a hero? There are so many unsung scientists and healers out there!).
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Her pieces are designed to bring awareness to what will happen to marine life as tropical sea temperatures rise and creatures are forced to migrate.
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Mattison loves coral reefs because they are “exotic, diverse and often venomous” (sounds like a perfect femme fatale). Who wouldn’t love and want to preserve our world’s beautiful ocean friends?
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Courtney Mattison

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2 Responses to “Courtney Mattison: Our Changing Seas”

  1. Love this! I’ve heard that coral reefs can, in some ways, be considered as one gigantic organism. The idea of a coral reef crawling around like a giant amoeba is very cool!

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