Coralscape (The Ocean Washes over Us)

Artist: Chauncey Flay
Year: 2019
Materials: Goniastrea coral, limestone cement, polyfiller, polystyrene


I treat coral as a natural architectural structure, deconstructed through climate change, which I then reconstruct into a geometric form using man made construction materials related to global warming such as concrete and polystyrene. There is a relationship between the fragility of both the coral and polystyrene.