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And it WAS fun …

May 31, 2017

My last post showed our crochet coral artpiece called “In Our Lifetime” which pays tribute to the plight of Coral reefs … in particular the Great Barrier Reef in Australia … but also other reefs around the world.  This was our rationale :

There is a tragedy unfolding on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia – the largest living organism on the planet.

Large sections of the Reef are dead and dying.

And, although the Reef has been remarkably resilient over the last 8000 years or so, it is constantly under increasing pressure from severe weather, pollution, fishing, coral bleaching, ocean acidification, rising sea temperatures and overwhelming outbreaks of the crown-of-thorns starfish, among other things.

In Our Lifetime represents the plight of our beautiful Reef

Recently we entered the piece in the  inaugural Bass Coast Climart Exhibition in Wonthaggi Victoria (Australia).  What a wonderful concept … art (any media) based on climate awareness.

And we won …

Yep … FIRST PRIZE

Marg and I are gobsmacked … and very grateful all those wonderful souls who voted for our piece … and all those who made the trek to Wonthaggi to see the exhibition … which was fabulous by the way, and to the organisers.

Oh, and the piece sold too!

It’s been a good week!

What’s next?

 

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