Golden Tide

Golden Tide is a project about the recent influx of the sargassum seaweed in the Caribbean sea, which kills local fauna and destroys natural habitats. The images of the skeletal remains are painted on paper made from sargassum and depict species that died as a consequence of the seaweed. Scientists believe that the sudden growth of the algae is linked to the fertilizer run-off from the amazon river in addition to rising ocean temperatures due to climate change. In order to support the ongoing struggle against the largest seaweed bloom in the world, the paintings are sold as souvenirs on the tourist market in Curaçao. The proceeds of the sale are donated to Amazon Watch, an environmental organization that supports indigenous communities in their fight against the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest.