Coral by Yellena James
18 x 24 Inches
Seven-color screen print
Signed & Numbered
Three unique color variants available:
Coral Reef edition (printed on gold foil)- 80 prints signed and numbered by the artist
Golden Hour edition (printed on gold foil with glitter overlay) - 30 prints signed and numbered by the artist
Coral Garden edition (printed on holographic rainbow foil) - 30 prints signed and numbered by the artist
Printed with ♡ by VGKids
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"This piece was created to honor the importance of corals and their essential role in providing balance, protection, and nourishment for a vast array of marine life and immeasurable beauty for us all. The reefs are in danger and have been severely damaged by increased pollution, climate change, and rising ocean temperatures. These things cause coral bleaching, which can put extreme stress on coral growth and reproduction, and damage the coral structures.
These beautiful alien-looking creatures play such an important role in our ecosystems, and they can still be saved with our help. I presented them swaying in rhythm and coexisting together in harmony and balance, full of colorful detail and fragility. By using holographic and gold leaf papers, I wanted to capture the shimmering of light reflecting upon them underwater."
Yellena James is an artist/illustrator currently living in Portland, OR. Preferring pens, inks, and acrylics, she combines complex abstract forms into dazzling images that take on lives of their own. Her colorful arrangements of organic shapes and tangled lines are at once floral and alien, organic, and sci-fi. Each intimate world she creates seems to posses its own ethos and its own special ability to radiate emotion.
Besides participating in shows around the US and overseas, she has done illustration work for Adobe, Apple, Relativity Media, La Mer, SAK, Anthropologie, and many others.