20Oct/18
Image of Grunt fish and coral in Cozumel Mesoamerican reef

MAR FUND 2018 Photo Contest Finalist | Your VOTES Help Living Sea Sculpture

This image “Are you Hiding or Posing?“ was taken very close to the Living Sea Sculpture, Zoe. The Grunt (fish) placed himherself perfectly. Even with the camera delay the beautiful model was captured in

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19Sep/18
ArtPrize Graphic Waterscapes

ArtPrize 10 | 2018

Zoe is livestreaming along with photos of the project for #ArtPrize10 | 2018

Lucky we connected with Water Colors Aquarium Gallery for this unique opportunity to share our mutual love of corals, the ocean, and art.

Visit if you’re in Grand Rapids, MI. You can learn more about the work and event here.

https://www.artprize.org/68204

Cast your first vote at an ArtPrize venu, then vote from anywhere in the world!

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21Jul/18
Coral sexual reproduction in wet lab image

Coral Reproduction In Wet Labs | Chris Page- MOTE Labs and Colleen Flanigan

Listen in as coral biologist Christopher Page of MOTE Marine Labs and our Head Visionary Zoaista, socio-ecological artist Colleen Flanigan, as they discuss new methods for coral regeneration, sexual reproduction in wet labs, and artistic designs for reefscapes.

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13Jul/18
Puffer Fish and Porites Coral at artificial reef restoration project Cozumel

See Zoe Coral Reef Restoration Project Progress Images

Artificial reef in Cozumel Mexico | Updates, monitoring, documenting reef progress. Manuel Jesus Couoh Caamal, has been taking pictures of Zoe every day of his work at Sand Dollar Sports Dive Shop in Cozumel. I’m so thankful for his commitment to helping monitor the growth of this coral restoration project in the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef.

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15Jan/18

Back in Cozumel – Sergeant Major Fish Welcomes The Live Stream Crowd

  On Saturday while representing Zoe and Living Sea Sculpture at a Marine Science Fair all about corals in Playa Del Carmen’s SAYAB Planetarium, I caught this Sergeant Major whizzing by with

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12Jan/17

New Year Cycles

Happy New Year! Politics aside, 2017 is off to a good start. The last days of 2016 and the first week of 2017 were filled with special endings and beginnings, just the

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06Dec/16

Snowflakes : COP13 Blue Economy

Do you know about COP13? It’s going on now in Cancún. Lots of great friends are there now, as I write this, working to inspire policy shifts and governmental support for important

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22Nov/16

ONWARD! #givingtuesday #razoogivingtuesday16

With the US presidential election making rough and freaky waves through the world of environmental and human rights, and everything else, I had to do something to lighten my heart and mind

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31Oct/16

Zoe is in the SEA!!!

On Sept 8, 2016, we received our final signature from the government to install Zoe in an incredible home. Zoe touched the seafloor in Cozumel, Mexico on September 23, 2016. Plans to be

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18Sep/16

Luz Verde for Zoe

It’s happening! I’m sitting outside using some wifi in Puerto Morelos while all the puzzle pieces are Tetrising (verb) into place to install Zoe in Cozumel sea by month’s end. So exciting

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18May/16

OpenROV in Quintana Roo

Just launched our expedition on Open Explorer. Hugely grateful to David Lang, Fellow TED Fellow and co-founder of OpenROV, for helping us to receive a grant to play with this new toy

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21Mar/16

Fundación Aitana Connects with Corals

Gustavo Navarrette and I arrived at Fundación Aitana in Cancún on March 19th to give our Zoe Reef reFORMed art and science workshop to the fabulous children, their nurturing families, and generous

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08Mar/16

International Women’s Day

For this day, March 8th, I posted this update to kickstarter about ZOE and some other life events. It’s a day to celebrate and honor the creativity and powerful motivations that well

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12Jan/16

ArtCOP21 ZOE Reef reFORMed

Before I arrived in Mexico late December 2014, I was already anticipating COP21. I had marched with the Climate March in New York in September, and am in the wave of humanity

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27Sep/15

TEDxCancún

September 18th, 2015 was the first ever TEDxCancún. It took Mónica Alba and her team 4 years to get the license because there was some doubt at the top that Cancun is

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30May/15

On Our Radar

Respire – The Coral Corollary is acknowledged by Creative Capital’s On Our Radar through September 30th, 2015. Another highly competitive grant for artists, Creative Capital generously represents some 400 artist projects who

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17May/15

Geometries Patterns Music

I’m studying Spanish while here in Mexico, and had the fortune to meet Dr. ‘West’ Marrin in class last week. Through our raw Spanish conversation, we realized we had a mutual fascination

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24Jan/15

Prototypes for Coral Housing

Form is part of the formula for creating coastal community housing. Here we’re trialing  project housing (not necessarily low cost to produce, but readily available for marginalized coral communities) on small-scale so

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17Jan/15

Scouting el Sitio

Hola! Scouting installation site in Punta Nizuc. photo courtesy of Ray Santisteban I arrived here in Quintana Roo on December 28th. I wanted to experience my first Mexican New Year’s Eve, an

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04Dec/14

IMC exhibit

From the opening reception of the exhibit, TrashTara: It Starts with an Inhale on November 6th, until the closing reception on December 2nd, the Co-Create residency with James Tunick at THE IMC

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23Oct/14

TrashTara : It Starts with An Inhale

I was walking in the East Village with my dog, stopping for him to pee and for me to take a photo of a cigarette butt flattened in a crack in the

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25Aug/14

ZOE looks ahead in the midst of spawning and pollution

I opened my window just as we were flying over Punta Nizuc where we plan to install ZOE. There is a lot of ocean in the photo, but I was so focused

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08Aug/14

Too shallow? Can this be true?!

Putting our heads together to solve the latest puzzle: Nizuc Resort and Spa is ready to house ZOE. Yea!! They want to celebrate it, publicize, make it quite happy with simple swank

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07Aug/14

Made it to Cancun

Made it to Cancun! Room 2509 on the playa at Celuisma Dos Playas while they fix a water explosion thingy problem in my room on lagoon side for couple days. Variety. love

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03Aug/14

we have moved next door!

Heading to Cancun Thursday. Time to mark the spot for ZOE’s ocean home at Nizuc Resort and Spa. Here’s one visitor’s view. From DNA-Dividing at Club Med to ZOE at Nizuc Resort

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23Jun/14

Fire! Fire! Corals are Feeling the Heat!

Fire escape on 6th and Ave A I wanted to make an art installation on 6th street here in New York’s East Village.  Using the Gossamer community crocheted and needle-felted reef, I

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21Apr/14

Bio-Art

I was invited to Genspace the other night to listen to a lecture by Ingeborg Reichle, Art Historian, and Pinar Yoldas, Artist-Researcher, although at one point she said, “I am just an

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22Mar/14

Turtles Tortugas in Akumal Bay

I was recently in Mexico again. From Cancun to Akumal to Isla Mujeres, I was working on clearing our way to install the DNA-inspired sculpture into the ocean.  I brought a friend

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17Jun/13

Crafthaus Exhibit and University of Oregon’s Full Spectrum

“I’m grading student work and who do I see? @misssnailpail looking at me.” That was a welcome surprise tweet from @JessicaLeeGreen- University of Oregon professor, TED Senior Fellow, friend and colleague. Restoring

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09Jun/13

Reef re-FORMed: A Biorock Simulation

From May 2nd – May 8th, I was invited to transform a shop in DUMBO, New York, into a pop-up gallery.  Preview of the Arts and the THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE initiated a preview parlor

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