"Ri-Ri isn’t scared of Katy Perry’s roaring Queen B’s gone back to the drawing Lorde smells blood yeah she’s about to slay you Kid ain’t one to fuck with when shes only on her debut We’re all watching Gaga lol and haha Dying for the art so really she’s a martyr Second best will never cut it for the divas Give me that crown bitch I wanna be Sheezus…”
Meet Lucy, a 3.2 million-year-old ancestor of ours. Though she looks like an ape, her knees were close together, just like a human’s! That positioned her feet directly under her body and made walking easier.
See the final installment of Your Inner Fish tomorrow night (4/23) on PBS at 10/9c.
Our Changing Seas III is the third piece in a series of large-scale ceramic coral reef sculptures by artist Courtney Mattison. The sprawling installation is entirely hand-built and is meant to show the devastating transition coral reefs endure when faced with climate change, a process called bleaching. She shares via email:
At its heart, this piece celebrates my favorite aesthetic aspects of a healthy coral reef surrounded by the sterile white skeletons of bleached corals swirling like the rotating winds of a cyclone. There is still time for corals to recover even from the point of bleaching if we act quickly to decrease the threats we impose. Perhaps if my work can influence viewers to appreciate the fragile beauty of our endangered coral reef ecosystems, we will act more wholeheartedly to help them recover and even thrive.
Our Changing Seas III is currently on view at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College through June 15, 2014.