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For the most loving time of the year, Kooness partners with Green Future Project to offer a selection of artworks dedicated to nature at its finest. We care for our loved ones as much as we care to protect our ecosystem! 

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Corals are fundamental to the marine environment, and represent one of the richest ecosystems of the planet. Corals are home to more than 4000 species, adding up to a quarter of underwater life. However, across the last decade, the Jamaican Coral Reef has been utterly destroyed by bleaching and pollutants. Yet, our accomplice Green Future Project comes to the rescue and aims to rebuild one of the oldest species on earth thanks to the support of Alligator Head Foundation. 

Lorenze Paratore. La Tortue, 2022. Courtesy of Galerie Libre Est l’Art

Kooness, on the other hand, supports the cause through a selection that combines works of wild animals, marine life, natural environments, flora and fauna. The selection wishes to bring to light the fragility of the ecosystem we live in, and consequently how much respect we must have towards it. Gifting an artwork on Valentine’s month will enrich your loved ones and raise awareness towards sensitive issues such as the environmental protection and endangered species. 
 
Generally, awareness and thoughtfulness towards this cause is key. Nature can be part of an artwork or the main subject of it and it can express a sense of depth, or perspective. Art portraying nature can have countless purposes, as well. It can be simply to show the perfection of the natural world that surrounds us, to make scientific observations concerning an environment, or to introduce us to new notions on our connection to nature and beyond. The philosopher Aristotle quotes "Art not only imitates nature, but it also completes its deficiencies." This can be understood both as art being an interpretation of nature and, at the same time, as a means to experience nature through a different lens. Put simply, art is the speaker to natures voice. 

Lisa Wong Sook Kuan. Take Flight, 2019. Courtesy of Art People

The Project
In the last decades, coral reefs in Jamaica have decreased numerously due to the water and living conditions. As water becomes warmer, barrier reefs are slowly getting replaced by algae inhabitation. 
 
The initiative involves the rehabilitation of the reefs in the East Portland Special Fishery Conservation Area (EPSFCA), by managing the growth of fragmented corals and placing them in nurseries. Once these regenerate, they are placed in a marine environment again in order for them to re-stabilize within their natural habitat. 
 
One of the techniques used by Alligator Head Foundation certainly results successful. The practise is called “the rope-nurseries technique”, and it provides the use of a structure of ropes in the sea, where coral fragments tied to, to rehabilitate. As of today, the Alligator Head Foundation has planted 6000 coral fragments along the coral reef on the designated area. 
 
The chosen collaboration is ideal as they collaborate with local communities and train them towards safeguarding their environment. Through collective action and regeneration projects, their intention is to restore coral reefs and create environmental awareness that serves as a foundation for local communities to thrive as well as promote growth and resilience towards climate change.

Jamaican Barrier Reed with Nursery Ropes. Courtesy of GreenFutureProject.

 

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Cover image: Diana Torje, Corals, 2022. Courtesy of Galerie Bruno Massa

Written by Sveva Berto 

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