New Ceramic Coral Reefs by Courtney Mattison Draw Attention to Earth’s Changing Oceans

“Aqueduct” (2016), glazed stoneware and porcelain, 8 x 8 x 1 feet, all images via Courtney Mattison “Aqueduct” (2016), glazed stoneware and porcelain, 8 x 8 x 1 feet Doubling as an artist and ocean advocate, Courtney Mattison (previously) produces large-scale ceramic installations that draw attention to conservation of our planet’s…

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A Translucent Figurative Sculpture Appears Camouflaged Against the Horizon of Bondi Beach

Recently on view as part of Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, this unusual figurative sculpture by artist Alessandra Rossi seems to have captured the imagination of many, becoming one of the most popular pieces of this year’s exhibition. Titled Untitled (coral), Rossi says the piece depicting a solitary young…

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Hyperrealistic Depictions of Fish Merged With Their Coral Environments by Lisa Ericson

Artist, illustrator, and designer Lisa Ericson (previously) paints hyperrealistic images of imaginary animals, hybrids that intertwine species. Previously focused on a body of work that merged mice and butterflies, Ericson’s newest series focuses on the creatures below, painting bright fish against matte black backgrounds. The vibrant works highlight a variety of coral…

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