ABOUT “BIG BLUE”
Kristina says she named her manatee Big Blue because “…like the ocean, a manatee’s personality and presence is so important to the entire oceanic ecosystem.” Last year Kristina participated in Manatee Madness with another beautiful creation honoring the ocean called “Worlds Within.”
A native of Pasadena, Maryland, currently lives in Cape Coral. She started painting when she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and needed to slow down. She retrieved an unused easel she’d had for 16 years and poured her feelings onto the canvas… feelings about her disease, about societal expectations, about beauty, and about love. Art has been a healing journey of self-discovery for Kristina. Currently she is working on a poetry art book.