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Reef Memories

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What do you miss about the sea?

Reef Memories is an on-going series of watercolor illustrations made as an attempt to archive the life and visual memory of coral reefs from my dives around the oceans of Asia in the last 10 years. This series began during the pandemic as way to visually recall the beautiful reefs that seemed beyond reach during the travel ban and has now turned into an archive or colorful memories.

Each paintings explores a memory, not quite realistic like a photograph yet not entirely abstact. Through loose watered down forms, washy blur colors and quick strokes i aim to represent the life, mysteries and unexplainable wonder that lies in these threatened eco systems.

My love for the oceans have helped me develop a practice where i hand mull my own artist-grade watercolors with ocean-safe binders and naturally derived pigments.

S H O P   O R I G I N A L S

M A T A H A R I

WATER COLOR ON COLD PRESSED PAPER
76CM x 56CM

S E A  S L U G

WATER COLOR ON COLD PRESSED PAPER
76CM x 56CM

C A L Y P S O

WATER COLOR ON COLD PRESSED PAPER
76CM x 56CM

I take myself back to the boat,
put on my bright yellow fins, take a deep breath and dive in.
Breath in.
Breath out.
Steady now.
Slowly taking in everything around, I open my eyes, let the light in first,
then the sound of a piano and let my musing pick the colors one by one.
Breath in.
Breath out.
Can you hear it?
Can you see it?
Vibrant colors exploding into textures, textures filled with mysteries, little critters in every crevice,
all this movement, all this life, alive like my own beating heart.
Everywhere you look, you look again, a new colour, a new sea slug,
every movement a new discovery, every dive a new memory,
every reef a display of abundance, an invitation of surrender.
Breath in.
Breath out.

Behind the scenes

Reef Memories Prints

PRINTED ON 100% COTTON, ACIDFREE AND ARCHIVAL PAPER
AVAILABLE IN VARIOUS SIZES

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