"We are Just Another Tenant"
Through my intricate and rhythmic sculptures, my goal is to spark empathy and forge a profound
connection with nature. As viewers engage with the artwork, I hope to inspire them to become
passionate advocates for coral reef preservation, protecting these precious underwater
I was inspired by the marine sanctuaries and parks in the USA dedicated to the protection and
restoration of coral reefs. This inspiration led me to create 20 ceramic sculptures with varying
sizes and designs. Some sculptures resemble actual corals, while others are products of my
Each ceramic sculpture represents a coral form, some in vibrant colors, while others in muted
tones to symbolize their fading vitality. While some sculptures are placed upon wooden boxes to
enhance your auditory and visual experience, not every sculpture is on a pedestal. These boxes
incorporate a component that emits the sound of a heartbeat, creating a rhythmic connection with
the coral form, accompanied by a synchronized soft red glow that emanates from within the
sculpture, inviting you to peer inside and connect with the essence of the coral
We are part of nature; we have never truly left. Instead of thinking of yourself as someone who
interacts with nature, consider that there is more around you than just you on this planet. You are
also a tenant, sharing this world with countless other life forms. Just because you can't see or
have direct contact with the corals doesn't mean they don't exist and aren't alive.
My question for you is: What can you do to help marine life? It's no longer just about separating
your trash; it's about not generating waste in the first place.
In this delicate dance of life, let us remember that we are not solitary spectators but fellow
tenants of this intricate world and our actions ripple through the oceans, resonating with every
heartbeat beneath the waves