Mangrove Tree by Dorandy Mercado. Oil Painted Terracotta, Granulated cork, Wood "Through its roots, the mangrove tree supplies the surrounding living organisms with the necessary nutrients to thrive and survive. Like the living organisms dependent on the mangrove tree, we rely on healthy ecosystems to support healthy communities and societies. However, Immense pressure is being placed on natural resources to meet the demands of our economies and the needs of a growing global population, resulting in global environmental changes that are having negative impacts on our climate, ecosystems and biological diversity. “The Mangrove Tree” is symbolic of human destruction and promotes environmental awareness.
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