Coral reefs create shelter for marine life through their sprawling colonies of coral. The artwork depicts a Coral fused with a "Bahay Kubo," a house indigenous to the Philippine culture. The "Bahay Coral" serves as the home to the marine life around it.
Depicted on the artwork is a fish entangled in a ghost net. The vast majority of plastic in our ocean is abandoned fishing gear. An example would be "ghost nets" which is a danger to marine habitats and sea life. Marine animals are routinely trapped and killed in the commercial fishing industry's drift-nets.
"From Beast of Burden to Beast of Fortune"
The Carabao is the reliable partner of farmers. It is his ally in myriads of works in the field. In the artwork, a farmer and his Carabao are working hard alongside each other.