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This series had the Portuguese Ministry of Culture as an institutional partner

2020

Ligia Oliveira painting

Zostera Noltei 1


56cm x 76cm
Watercolour on acid-free cotton paper 300 gsm

2020

Ligia Oliveira painting
Ligia Oliveira painting
Ligia Oliveira painting

Zostera Noltei 2


56cm x 76cm
Watercolour on acid-free cotton paper 300 gsm

2020

Ligia Oliveira
Ligia Oliveira painting
Ligia Oliveira painting

Zostera Noltei 3


56cm x 76cm

Natural pigment and synthetic watercolour on handmade, recycled cotton paper 300 gsm
2020

Ligia Oliveira painting
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Ligia Oliveira painting

 Zostera Noltei 6


38cm x 56cm

Watercolour on handmade, recycled cotton paper 300 gsm
2020

 

Ligia Oliveira painting
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Ligia Oliveira painting

Posidonia Oceanica


56cm x 76cm
Watercolour on acid-free cotton paper 300 gsm

2020

Ligia Oliveira painting
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Ligia Oliveira painting

Cymodocea Nodosa 1

56cm x 76cm

Watercolour on acid-free cotton paper 300 gsm

2020

Ligia Oliveira painting
art

Zostera Noltei 5


76cm x 56cm
Watercolour on acid-free cotton paper 300 gsm
2020

Ligia Oliveira painting
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Ligia Oliveira painting

Cymodocea Nodosa 6

56cm x 38cm

Natural pigment on handmade recycled cotton paper 300 gsm

 2020

Ligia Oliveira painting
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Ligia Oliveira painting
Ligia Oliveira painting

Zostera Noltei 4


38cm x 56cm
Natural pigment on handmade recycled cotton paper 300 gsm
2020

Ligia Oliveira painting
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Ligia Oliveira painting

Cymodocea Nodosa 7

38cm x 56cm

Natural pigment on handmade recycled cotton paper 300 gsm

2020

Ligia Oliveira painting
art
Ligia Oliveira painting

Zostera Marina 2

56cm x 76cm
Mineral pigment* and botanical fig pigment on handmade recycled cotton paper 300 gsm

*One of the colours used - Ultramarine Blue - is a 90% natural, 10% synthetic combination
2020

Ligia Oliveira painting
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Ligia Oliveira painting

Zostera Marina 3


56cm x 76cm
Mineral pigment* and botanical pigment on handmade recycled cotton paper 300 gsm

*One of the colours used - Ultramarine Blue - is a 90% natural, 10% synthetic combination
2020

Ligia Oliveira painting
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Ligia Oliveira painting

Zostera Marina 1


56cm x 76cm
Mineral pigment, organic coffee on handmade recycled cotton paper 300 gsm
2020

Ligia Oliveira painting
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ligia oliveira

Cymodocea Nodosa 3

38cm x 56cm

Natural pigment* on handmade recycled cotton paper 300 gsm

*One of the colours used - Ultramarine Blue - is a 90% natural, 10% synthetic combination

 2020 

Ligia Oliveira
art
Ligia Oliveira painting

Cymodocea Nodosa 4


38cm x 56cm
Natural pigment* on handmade recycled cotton paper 300 gsm

*One of the colours used - Ultramarine Blue - is a 90% natural, 10% synthetic combination
2020

Ligia Oliveira painting
art
Ligia Oliveira painting

Zostera Marina 4

56cm x 76cm

Natural pigment* on handmade recycled cotton paper 300 gsm

*One of the colours used - Ultramarine Blue - is a 90% natural, 10% synthetic combination

2020

Ligia Oliveira painting
art
Ligia Oliveira paintings

Cymodocea Nodosa 5


38cm x 56cm
Natural pigment on handmade recycled cotton paper 300 gsm 
2020

Ligia Oliveira paintings
art
Ligia Oliveira paintings

Zostera Marina 5

56cm x 76cm

Natural pigment on handmade recycled cotton paper 300 gsm

2020

Ligia Oliveira painting
art
Ligia Oliveira painting

Cymodocea Nodosa 2


56cm x 76cm
Watercolour on handmade recycled cotton paper 300 gsm
2020

Ligia Oliveira painting
art
Ligia Oliveira painting

Cymodocea Nodosa 8


56cm x 76cm
Watercolour on handmade recycled cotton paper 300 gsm
2020

Ligia Oliveira painting
painting
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Cymodocea Nodosa 9


38cm x 56cm
Natural pigment* on handmade recycled cotton paper 300 gsm

*One of the colours used - Ultramarine Blue - is a 90% natural, 10% synthetic combination
2020

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CymodoceaNodosa9FW.jpg

Seagrass meadows are part of the marine plants that conform the “blue forests”, which play a key role as carbon sinks, biodiversity spots and other essential features, such as being food, providing shelter, purifying water and stabilizing sediments. I found the local species of seagrass to be particularly captivating elements, not only because of these characteristics but also because they largely define the landscape of Ria Formosa, in Southern Portugal. The landscape characteristics – its colours, shapes, organization – depends very largely on these marine plants, that can be found underwater and, according to the tides, also outside the water, in sand banks and the shoreline; between land and water. Seagrass meadows are also called gardens of the sea, and in that poetic stance I imagined that proper landscape care within IPCC’s goals regarding climate change could also integrate these borderline territories. Between the Sea and the Shore is a series about the unique underwater gardens of seagrass meadows, bringing attention to these threatened ecosystems from which most of life on our seas depends.

This series had the Portuguese Ministry of Culture as an institutional partner.

One of its paintings was featured in 2021 at the cover of Oceanica, a publication from the UNESCO Chair Ocean’s Cultural Heritage at NOVA University, Lisbon. 

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