Lamentation

Fabric, monofilament, acrylic, wire

900 mm x 400 mm x 280 mm

Colour – it's what coral reefs are all about. Dazzling, energetic, fantastic colour. Take that away and what's left? A bleached reef is a stark and mournful place, rendered lifeless and static, haunted by ghosts and skeletons. I grieve for the loss of something so joyful and animated.

Created from gossamer fabric, Lamentation expresses the fragile nature of a reef. Spectral fish and phantom coral appear like apparitions visiting from a bleak future. Drained of colour and drained of life, it's a reminder of what we have to lose.

Emerging Category

by Rowena Charlton