Great Barrier Reef II (Australia)
Australia's Great Barrier Reef, as well as other coral reefs around the world, are threatened by warming water, ocean acidification, and rising sea levels, studies show. Human impacts on the reefs and the marine species that inhabit their ecosystems include pollution, mining, and burial by beach-replenishment sand.
Fraser says this 104x45-inch batik synthesizes her experience with underwater photography, which she likens to "flying under water, with colors and shapes constantly in motion."
While some of the artist's works capture the impact climate change has already had, others try to call attention to natural resources that could be lost as a result.
August 10, 2011 10:44 AM PDT
Photo by: Mary Edna Fraser
| Caption by: Leslie Katz
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