Discover artwork that explores the wondrous phenomenon of coral spawning ✨
Here is a behind-the-scenes look at the artist group, OVERGROWN, sharing the process of making “Ballet of the Final Anthozoans”.
It’s often difficult to convey the energy, hard work, and dedication that our participating artists and Fairgrounds St. Pete team put into creating the work you get to now enjoy!
As with all of the artwork at Fairgrounds St. Pete, “Ballet of the Final Anthozoans” has a story.
With the backbone of our ecosystem in decline with humans to blame, these Final Anthozoans find themselves flipped upside down in a world of imbalance. Due to global warming, pollution and other human-created catastrophes, coral spawning is becoming less and less successful, adding to the cumulative decline of our coral reefs. “Ballet of the Final Anthozoans” acts as both a tribute and a warning: we must protect these delicate environments, or else bear witness to their last dance. The egg within coral spawning alludes to cyclicality, a common theme in OVERGROWN’s work. Upon viewing, the participant is faced with an alluring space that plays with depth and perception to lend an expansive underwater atmosphere.
Scroll on to see BTS images of making the “Ballet of the Final Anthozoans”.
“Ballet of the Final Anthozoans” an immersive installation created by “OVERGROWN” comprised of Adam Hutz, Barrak Darweesh, KJ Wu and Tina Piracci that choreographs the wondrous phenomenon of coral spawning.