2021 AMI Online Salon

Benefits of coral reef communities to the environment

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Zina Deretsky
  • Client: Christina Gerhardt
  • Copyright: Level Five Graphics, Inc, 2021
  • Medium/software used: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: This is one of 7 plates to be printed in a large atlas
  • Primary Audience: Interested lay audience

Project Description

The author of “The Atlas of Endangered Islands” (due out Earth Day, 2022) approached me to create a set of plates that would highlight the different ecologies of islands (and next to islands) and their role in mitigating climate change and sea level rise impacts. Coral reefs were high on the list and we chose to show what happens with and without coral reefs, along with a closer glimpse at animals and corals that may reside in one of the environments she is highlighting in that chapter.