Photography, bodypainting and paper art created by Vilija Vitkute Art & Bodypainting
It speaks about healing corals, that can cure the cancer and other diseases, they are the lungs of the earth oceans - of us, but apparently are bleaching and turning white because of climate crises.
Researchers have discovered that one type of gorgonian coral, also known as sea fans, contains powerful anti-inflammatory chemicals, some soft corals have potential anti-cancer and anti-viral properties, and bamboo corals may also be useful in bone grafting.
Leafy Sea Dragons
The dragon of fairy tales that lives in Australian coastal waters. Slow-swimming and with fragile bodies, seadragons depend on camouflage to hide them from predators. Their leafy appendages, ability to change color to match their seaweed and seagrass habitats, and ability to sway like plants in the water current help protect them from predators. They live up to 7 -10 years, but they are listed as near threatened on the IUCN Red List. These fish are in trouble because of habitat destruction due to human development, pollution, excessive fertilizer runoff, and fishing practices where they may be trapped as bycatch or poached. Additionally, their populations may be threatened by rough seas and limited food supply.
This Leafy Sea Dragons where created by using paper art ( made by hand) and bodypainting. We hope to bring more attention to Marine life protection and to inspire you to fall in love more with big deep blue universe.
Design, paper art, bodypainting and photography by Vilija Vitkute.
Paper art and bodypainting Assistant - Elisa Hochrainer.
Model - Emely K.
Created in collaboration with The Memory Of Water productions @the.memory.of.water