This series documents the initial moments of life, providing a rare glimpse into behavior that few will ever see first hand. During my month-long artist’s residency in September 2018, I had the unique honor of documenting sea turtle hatchling events on Loggerhead Key, a small isolated island in the Gulf of Mexico 100 kms from Key West, Florida in the Dry Tortugas National Park. I documented sea turtle research under US Fish and Wildlife Service Turtle Permit 187. No animals were harmed, harassed or handled for these intimate wildlife portraits.
Sea turtles have a global distribution in temperate to tropical regions, which makes them a potent indicator of the health of our oceans and a powerful symbol for the connectedness on which we all depend. They also play an important role in maintaining healthy seagrass beds and coral reefs, providing key habitat for other marine life, helping to balance marine food webs and facilitating nutrient cycling from water to land.
Congratulations and thank you so much! By bringing this print inside you’re helping to protect sea turtles, manatees, dolphins, sharks and coral reefs. You’re helping us understand the population dynamics of and on conservation and restoration efforts related to these species and ecosystems. You’re also helping an extremely special research effort to learn which natural varieties of indigenous coral will survive in ocean conditions 100 years from now, and re-planting dead or dying coral reefs with those native species, which helps the entire reef ecosystem prepare for the changes ahead. You’re helping to catalyze life-giving solutions to help our oceans heal, thrive and continue to be havens of sustainable life. An ocean of gratitude to you. Thank you for helping our seas thrive.
Dye-Infused Recycled Aircraft Aluminum with accompanying certificate of authenticity made of solar-etched reclaimed wood and eco-friendly paper using soy-based inks.
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She risks her life traveling to the most exquisite, remote locations on the globe to bring the majesty of nature’s essence into the homes of heart-centered art-lovers all over the world. She donates 50% of proceeds to projects doing tangible, meaningful good for the ecosystems and/or species in each print. Each eco-luxuriously hand-crafted, limited-edition wall-sized photograph is made from recycled materials and protects the ecosystem in the picture, helping it to thrive and continue to inspire the deepest parts of our being.