Aude Bourgine’s Lungs of the Ocean

French artist Aude Bourgine has a beautifully crafted series of textile art pieces that resemble coral, set within glass containers, like specimens plucked from the ocean floor.

The title of the series, Poumons des océans, or Lungs of the ocean, pay tribute to the plight of coral, and the importance it has for life on earth.

Created in bright, eye-catching colors, we see her interpretation of healthy, lively coral, versus the bleached, destroyed-reef variety that we’ve been recently been hearing so much about. Our oceans matter. Thanks to artists like Bourgine for bringing more attention to them. Via Treehugger: