Spawning by Deborah Fisher

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The critical issue of our time is the impacts of global climate change on the planet. My work attempts to engage with this issue in a small and localized way, through a response to the impacts of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef. Through a transformative process, my work aims to connect the physical making processes and the human made processes impacting the reef. This highlights the domino effect of climate change, that one thing leads to the next, and the impacts of the slow boil /heating of the seas.
Over the last 30 years, I have observed the gradual deterioration of ocean life and reef health. Coral bleaching, coral death, disintegration of corallite habitats and the impact on associated ecosystems, resultant build-up of brown algae, land clearing along waterways and increased silt and pollution runoff, increased tides, and cyclone intensity. The focus of my project, Coral Wreath, is the human domination of nature in relation to the Great Barrier Reef. 

Deborah Fisher
Copper, vitreous enamel, stainless steel 
15 x 5 x 3 cm
Photo by:
Isabella Capezio

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