Update for International Women's Day
I'm a woman. I'm in another country. Let's celebrate being international! My next update was being reserved to announce installation, yet so much has happened this past year in Mexico.
Zoe, the sculpture you all generously supported and are awaiting to see live-streaming from the ocean and swim by in person is still in good hands on the shore. Installation was planned for December this year after MORE marine permits emerged in spring and cleared by September. The resort put it on hold til 2016 (no date). We're seeking new places with the many incredible connections down here, and continuing to work with the community to bring coral reef awareness to kids and their families. There are also leads in Jamaica and the British Virgin Islands for Zoe's home.
Few highlights from 2015:
5 month coral Biorock experiment with local coral cultivation institute, INapesca in Mexico
Presentations at University of Juneau and Sitka, AK. Created a ceramic "Reef reFORMed"
Nominated and selected 1 of 1st 35 Women for Wildlife visionaries
Autodesk trained university students (UNAM, Puerto Morelos), other coral biologists, and government marine officials in photogrammetry for accurate coral growth monitoring in 3D
Project for #ARTCOP21 (the Climate Change conference) with kids in Mexico (in progress)
Featured project for the 18th Anniversary of the Puerto Morelos National Marine Park
Video "Climate Change and Art" (also below) was commissioned by the Monterey Bay Aquarium's campaign for COP21. Fabulous filmmaker, Karla Munguia, who used to work for Animal Planet is an editing genius. I WISH it was a video of ZOE in the sea!!!!