Having developed a horizontal coral reef, I am now working on a larger scale vertical coral reef. It will comprise of a clear blown glass reef, interspersed with metal and fused glass nudibranchs (sea slugs). Each piece will be back lit. The ghostly coral reef, bleached as a result of global warming will be in stark contrast to the vibrant colours of the nudibranchs - offering a glimmer of hope.
This collection, 'Vertical Reef', aims to get viewers questioning, discussing and acting to bring about changes to their current lifestyles. In so doing, they will be able to play their part in reducing global warming.
Prototypes for Vertical Reef collection