Visitors to the University of Georgia's Skidaway Aquarium are greeted by this installation at the Aquarium’s entrance. These 52″ x 20″ banners are designed to capture a sense of place and convey the beauty and diversity of coastal Georgia ecologies. The installation showcases four Low Country ecologies: salt marshes, maritime forests, estuaries, and the open ocean. For each illustration entailed extensive research, field studies, and preparatory drawings. I worked closely with the Aquarium’s staff biologists to ensure accuracy.
Both in its placement and size, this installation creates a strong visual impact as the Aquarium’s first and last messaging to its visitors. These watercolor illustrations are designed to educate Aquarium visitors about remarkable local ecologies. Our shared goal is to inspire the next generation of coastal stewards.
Learn more about the Aquarium and UGA MAREX here: http://marex.uga.edu/aquarium/