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Reef
Reef
Sponge burnout in bronze, patina.
7" x 4" x 4"
2017

When snorkeling off the coast of Belize at the world's second largest barrier reef, I was amazed by the colorfully diverse and poetically symbiotic paradise of these underwater worlds. When I read that Earth’s coral reefs are projected to be completely gone by the year 2050 due to global warming and other human-related alterations to their ecosystems, I was deeply saddened. Memorializing the future loss of coral reefs, I cast these sponges in long-lasting bronze.