“When you see how fragile

and delicate life can be,

all else fades

into the background.”

— Jenna Morasca

“Why is it that scuba divers and surfers are some of the strongest advocates of ocean conservation? Because they’ve spent time in and around the ocean, and they’ve personally seen the beauty, the fragility, and even the degradation of our planet’s blue heart.” — Sylvia Earle

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Sculptor and ocean advocate Courtney Mattison handcrafts intricate and large-scale ceramic sculptural works inspired by the beauty of marine ecosystems—particularly coral reefs—and the human-caused threats they face.

Sculptured ring of bleaching coral seen at Florence Griswold Museum’s Fragile Earth exhibit.

Photo by Mary O’Connor

© 2019

3 thoughts on “Fragility

  1. So beautiful! I love the ocean and all her treasures! Lovely thought…”our planet’s blue heart.” In order to treasure what we love, we must safeguard it; the delicate ecosystem of the ocean is much like life itself, both incredibly beautiful and fragile at the same time.

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