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  1. Mountainous star (Orbicella faveolota)
  2. Sunray lettuce (Helioseris cucculata)
  3. Great star (Montrastraea)
  4. Symmetrical brain (Pseudodiploria strigosa)
  5. Spiny flower (Mussa angulosa)

All works are graphite, charcoal, and ink on paper, 35” x 27”

Between 2019 and 2021, I studied and documented coral reef and their biodiversity from the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, located approximately 100 miles off the Galveston, Texas coast. The resulting drawings were exhibited at the Houston Public Library in Colleen Maynard: Calyxes and Polyps (Celebrating Coral of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary), March-May 2022. This exhibition was funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

Colleen Maynard, Coral, Mountainous star