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Lungs of the Ocean: captivating embroidered coral sculptures by Aude Bourgine

As its name suggests, “Lungs of the Ocean” is a captivating sculpture series by French visual artist Aude Bourgine in tribute to the coral reefs. She crafts beautifully embroidered coral sculptures and then poetically and symbolically protect them under glass domes.

These sculptures are the result of painstakingly minute and lengthy work, close to jewelry, and represent the wide diversity of these animals, each bearing the latin name of the species as its title. Under glass globes, frozen in time, similarly to specimens kept in Natural History museums or Curiosity Cabinets, they are precious witnesses to the frailty of nature and endangered ecosystems around us.

Aude Bourgine

More info: Website, Instagram.

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Curated by Leandro Lima

CEO-founder of Visualflood. A Brazilian fine art photographer, among other things, who loves visual arts, nature, science, and innovative technologies. You can follow me on Facebook and Instagram.