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Speaking Coral

Lena Vargas

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Speaking Coral by Lena Vargas
Fine-art Giclée print on Canson Aquarelle 310gsm museum-grade archival paper
14 x 24 Inches
Limited Edition of 75
Printed with by Static Medium
Artist Statement
"This project is born from my admiration and curiosity for these amazing invertebrate creatures. I wanted to create a voice for Coral, to raise awareness that there is a whole magical world under the water that is hugely important to the life and survival of many marine species, our oceans, us humans, and the entire planet. Each letter represents a different fact on Coral and the geometric lines and particles around them are actually trash bits referring to the on-growing issue with plastic and garbage all over the world. Hopefully, I can inspire you to strive toward a better future for us all. Small steps begin big changes."
- Lena Vargas -
Artist Bio

Lena is an independent illustrator from the Caribbean with a curiosity for the underwater world and the surrealism of nature. She believes in the healing properties of a good laugh and an interesting conversation. She has illustrated for Wired, Los Angeles TIMES, Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Playboy, Johnnie Walker, Popular Science, Toyota, Juan Luis Guerra, and other international brands.

Her work has been published in Fantastic Illustration 5, Story Power of Illustration, Maps of the World, Map Mania, and Tales of Nonsense. She has been part of collective exhibitions in London, Cheltenham, Vienna, Dubai, Hamburg, and Barcelona. Her first solo show was in Summer 2019 at AquaRio, Rio de Janeiro Brazil a show called Speaking Coral. An entire alphabet created for the purpose of teaching about coral species and their importance. Since then, it has been integrated into their kids' education program so they can learn from this alphabet. Now, Speaking Coral is being released partnered with Pangeaseed Foundation to raise funds towards coral conservation.

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