Maya Schnake

When asked about the inspiration for this piece, Maya said, “I was inspired to create this piece several years ago by the precarious state coral reefs have been in. It’s been a dream of mine to see the great barrier reef in person, but with the constant threat of bleaching, that seems less and less likely. With Bleached, I wanted to create something that showed the vibrancy of life in coral reefs contrasted with the ghostly white they’re turning into.”