The Courtney Mattison Gallery
“Through the window of my mask I see a wall of coral, its surface a living kaleidoscope of lilac flecks, splashes of gold, reddish streaks and yellows, all tinged by the familiar transparent blue of the sea.”
Jacques Yves Cousteau • Life and Death in a Coral Sea
Courtney Mattison is an artist and ocean advocate whose work inspires the public and policy makers to preserve and conserve our changing seas. Courtney hand-sculpts her intricately detailed ceramic works that are inspired by the fragile beauty of our ocean ecosystems—primarily the coral reefs—and the human-caused threats they face, like coral bleaching.
Courtney’s sculptures, often large-scale works have been exhibited at the Washington D.C. headquarters of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center, the Tang Museum and the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art.
In 2015 Origin Magazine named her one of 100 top “Ocean Heroes” and the International SeaKeepers Society named her Artist of the Year.
Be sure to join Courtney in her Blue Ocean Summit interview and to see more of Courtney’s work visit her website at: http://courtneymattison.com/