Evanescent

Evanescent, two-year project recently completed, is a textile and mixed-media sculpture, which portrays coral bleaching caused by climate change. In this video you can take a small glimpse into Paola's making processes and the motivation behind this work.

As an individual, i can take action to change the fate of our world's oceans. As an artist I feel responsible to present the story of our oceans in ways that engage a global audience and create awareness that leads to the necessary action.
When I experienced diving for the first time I became enchanted with what I saw. There is so much beauty hiding beneath the waves and with this project I wish to bring some of that beauty back out of the Ocean.
The world has lost roughly half its coral reefs in the last 30 years.
Climate change, pollution, ocean acidification, destructive fishing practices; are putting pressure on this essential ecosystem.

For further inquiry about this sculpture, please get in touch via email.