"Ripple" highlights coral reefs, the rainforests of the sea. While coral reefs cover less than 1% of Earth's surface, they provide a sheltered home to about 25% of marine fish species. However, in the past 50 years, the health of the world's reefs has declined significantly due to human-induced changes such as rising sea temperatures and increasingly acidic waters. It is estimated that 58% of the world's coral reefs are potentially threatened by human activity and that more than 80% of the world's shallow reefs are severely over-fished.
"While painting this piece, I was inspired by the beauty, complexity, and vulnerability of coral. I thought about the ripple effect we humans have on the world around us and how we all share the same island of Earth, together." - Amy Sol -
Amy Sol’s works depict dream-like scenes, inhabited with imaginary creatures and beings. Her paintings are recognized for their distinctly subdued palette and soft brushwork. A sense of calmness and contemplation is often expressed in the faces and gestures of her characters. Themes of introspection, kinship, and adoration of nature are often present in her work.