This sculpture is part of my Graduate exhibition of 2019, the series entitled Natural Treasures beneath the Ocean Waves. (These artworks were all suspended from the gallery roof to represent the continual movement of ocean life in the ocean, while also highlighting the precariousness of coral reefs as a result of climate change)
It is entitled Storm Inhibitor as it represents one of the many functions that coral reefs serve in our oceans, protecting and inhibiting our lands from destructive storms.
This sculpture is created with earthenware paper clay and finished off with oxides to mimic the natural earthy colours of ocean life.
The last photograph shows the found specimen that inspired me to create this large piece.
Have a look at my Instagram post on the creation process and first attempt of this artwork… https://www.instagram.com/p/B3IB0rYnaIi/