Exhibitionists

This Vancouver artist is submerging his work underwater

The acrylics artist created his most recent work, "Lures," to start a conversation about the scarcity and environmental concerns about water.

Zebulon Austin is deep diving his art... for a cause

Zebulon Austin draws attention to environmental concerns by submerging his art in a river. 2:39

Zebulon Austin is an acrylics artist who was raised in the Yukon, and now lives in Vancouver — where he's surrounded by natural resources that influence his art. That's certainly evident in his most recent work, "Lures," which he created to start a conversation about the scarcity and environmental concerns about water.

It was the recent California droughts, he told filmmaker J. A. Benskin, that inspired him to use the trope of a lure and submerge his art in water for this short documentary produced by CBC's Stephanie Matteis.

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