Meet the artist
Ocean-inspired artist: My projects
I dream of a clean blue ocean in which every animal can live in harmony with humans.
My inspiration dates to the times where I lived in my homeland Venezuela. I used to have a wonderful seaside house. Its view the Caribbean Sea. I would go to bed with the sound of the waves every weekend and holidays. I learned to swim and snorkel at a very young age so I could discover the underwater world. This attachment with the ocean set me up into studying Biology. I eventually specialized in coral reef ecology. However, my encounters with Venezuelan reef in early 2000, during my studies, were a devastating experience. For the first time, I realized the huge impact of humans on marine ecosystems. It made me wanted to continue my career as a scientist and since then I had a desire to protect the natural world. Since then, I dream of a blue clean ocean in which every animal can live in harmony with humans. I dream of a blue ocean, with healthy coral reefs. I always try to search for a way to protect our planet, I do it on a small scale from home, with my art, and by adopting an environmentally friendly lifestyle. With art, I want to express environmental awareness. My art invites people to contemplate the stunning beauty of our oceans. My art is also a call for you to always remember that our planet resources aren't limitless, it is a call to make you aware that the colors in the sea will perhaps one day vanished.