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Crocheted Coral Sculptures

This Intricate Coral Museum Display Looks Like a Real Coral Reef

— July 27, 2016 — Eco
This coral museum display makes a statement on the state of the world's oceans.

The installation was made by twin sisters Margaret and Christine Wertheim and will be on display at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Unsurprisingly to most people who follow science and environmental challenges, this coral museum display is a direct reference to the constant damage that coral reefs face -- in particular, Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The installation is diligent in its inclusion of details and was created through the practice of crocheting.

Made from fabric as well as plastic, this vibrant display sends a poignant message about the impact of climate change and excessive waste being dumped into the world's oceans.
Trend Themes
1. Eco-friendly Museum Displays - Trend opportunity to create exhibits that are both aesthetically pleasing and environmentally conscious.
2. Sustainable Art Installations - Opportunity to incorporate sustainable materials and practices into art installations as a way to raise awareness and promote environmental sustainability.
3. Handcrafted Environmental Activism - Growing trend of using handmade creations as a tool for activism, especially focusing on environmental issues like ocean conservation and climate change.
Industry Implications
1. Museums and Galleries - Opportunity for museums and galleries to create exhibits that inspire environmental activism while utilizing sustainable materials and practices.
2. Art and Design - Opportunity for artists and designers to incorporate sustainability into their work by using eco-friendly materials and practices to create art installations with a message.
3. Environmental Activism - Opportunity for environmental activists to use handmade creations as a tool to raise awareness and promote action for environmental issues like ocean conservation and climate change.
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