Acrylic in canvas, 20 x 16
Opening Bid: Php 23,000
This giant clam or taklobo is an endangered species in the shallow coral sands of Philippine waters. The painting is a powerful expression of the beauty and value of the taklobo and the corals in the Philippine Sea, which are part of the Coral Triangle, a region with the highest diversity of marine life on Earth. The painting is a call to reflect on the threats and challenges that these species face, such as overharvesting, pollution, climate change, and illegal fishing. The painting is a tribute to the conservation and protection efforts that are being done by various groups and individuals for the protection and propagation of these endangered species.