Timothy Morton, Realist Magic Writes:  For beauty to work, there must be a surface capable of receiving the wound.  Beach Nourishment, Wrightsville Beach, NC  Ecology and Microcosms - my most recent work takes a close look at marine creatures and their interactions. These are very tiny organisms living, eating and reproducing in a micro-world - they thrive in or are trying to survive in. This photo captures a microcosm that i created for the knobbed whelk shells hatching process (if you look closely you can see a few of them floating). I rescued two whelk casings that were washed ashore and almost completely dried up. Losing their anchor and unlatching is often caused by “nourishment” to the beaches when sand is vacuumed into pipes to keep beaches from erosion and disappearing.  My work on creating microcosms and ecology of senses are another form of migration by creating morphologies between human touch, water and marine life, it’s not a symbiotic relationship but rather a synchronistic relationship. What we imagine as alien life under the ocean is in many ways a world unto itself, with its own extraordinary ecological importance and its own remarkable bio-morphology.
       
     
 Microcosms 2018-2019  Beach Nourishment, Wrightsville Beach, NC
       
     
 Beach Nourishment  Wrightsville Beach, NC
       
     
 Beach Nourishment  Wrightsville Beach, NC
       
     
 Post-Sublime  Allan Stoekl writes: This is not to say, however, that the calculation of external costs need not be engaged in, but rather that that its necessity results in a kind of sublime, a sense of awe before a towering task. The sublime itself implies a subject-centered experience, however, which the incalculabilities put in question. This leads to the formulation of a post-sublime implying two sustainabilities: a second order, or restrained, one, entailing the mobilization of fictions and aesthetico-sacred fabulation in the face of ecological disaster, and a first-order, or general one, in which the necessity of the human origin and end is put more thoroughly in question.
       
     
 Erosion  Wrightsville Beach, NC
       
     
 Microcosms 2018-2019  Knobbed whelk shells hatching process
       
     
 Egg Casing “Mermaids Necklace” found on Wrightsville Beach, NC
       
     
 Egg Casing “Mermaids Necklace” found on Wrightsville Beach, NC
       
     
 Egg Strings (Casing)
       
     
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 Lightening Whelk Busycon sinistrum (top view)
       
     
 Lightening Whelk Busycon sinistrum
       
     
 Sea Star rescued from Wrightsville Beach.
       
     
 Sea Star
       
     
 Jelly Fish found on Wrightsville Beach, NC
       
     
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 Timothy Morton, Realist Magic Writes:  For beauty to work, there must be a surface capable of receiving the wound.  Beach Nourishment, Wrightsville Beach, NC  Ecology and Microcosms - my most recent work takes a close look at marine creatures and their interactions. These are very tiny organisms living, eating and reproducing in a micro-world - they thrive in or are trying to survive in. This photo captures a microcosm that i created for the knobbed whelk shells hatching process (if you look closely you can see a few of them floating). I rescued two whelk casings that were washed ashore and almost completely dried up. Losing their anchor and unlatching is often caused by “nourishment” to the beaches when sand is vacuumed into pipes to keep beaches from erosion and disappearing.  My work on creating microcosms and ecology of senses are another form of migration by creating morphologies between human touch, water and marine life, it’s not a symbiotic relationship but rather a synchronistic relationship. What we imagine as alien life under the ocean is in many ways a world unto itself, with its own extraordinary ecological importance and its own remarkable bio-morphology.
       
     

Timothy Morton, Realist Magic Writes:

For beauty to work, there must be a surface capable of receiving the wound.

Beach Nourishment, Wrightsville Beach, NC

Ecology and Microcosms - my most recent work takes a close look at marine creatures and their interactions. These are very tiny organisms living, eating and reproducing in a micro-world - they thrive in or are trying to survive in. This photo captures a microcosm that i created for the knobbed whelk shells hatching process (if you look closely you can see a few of them floating). I rescued two whelk casings that were washed ashore and almost completely dried up. Losing their anchor and unlatching is often caused by “nourishment” to the beaches when sand is vacuumed into pipes to keep beaches from erosion and disappearing.

My work on creating microcosms and ecology of senses are another form of migration by creating morphologies between human touch, water and marine life, it’s not a symbiotic relationship but rather a synchronistic relationship. What we imagine as alien life under the ocean is in many ways a world unto itself, with its own extraordinary ecological importance and its own remarkable bio-morphology.

 Microcosms 2018-2019  Beach Nourishment, Wrightsville Beach, NC
       
     

Microcosms 2018-2019

Beach Nourishment, Wrightsville Beach, NC

 Beach Nourishment  Wrightsville Beach, NC
       
     

Beach Nourishment

Wrightsville Beach, NC

 Beach Nourishment  Wrightsville Beach, NC
       
     

Beach Nourishment

Wrightsville Beach, NC

 Post-Sublime  Allan Stoekl writes: This is not to say, however, that the calculation of external costs need not be engaged in, but rather that that its necessity results in a kind of sublime, a sense of awe before a towering task. The sublime itself implies a subject-centered experience, however, which the incalculabilities put in question. This leads to the formulation of a post-sublime implying two sustainabilities: a second order, or restrained, one, entailing the mobilization of fictions and aesthetico-sacred fabulation in the face of ecological disaster, and a first-order, or general one, in which the necessity of the human origin and end is put more thoroughly in question.
       
     

Post-Sublime

Allan Stoekl writes: This is not to say, however, that the calculation of external costs need not be engaged in, but rather that that its necessity results in a kind of sublime, a sense of awe before a towering task. The sublime itself implies a subject-centered experience, however, which the incalculabilities put in question. This leads to the formulation of a post-sublime implying two sustainabilities: a second order, or restrained, one, entailing the mobilization of fictions and aesthetico-sacred fabulation in the face of ecological disaster, and a first-order, or general one, in which the necessity of the human origin and end is put more thoroughly in question.

 Erosion  Wrightsville Beach, NC
       
     

Erosion

Wrightsville Beach, NC

 Microcosms 2018-2019  Knobbed whelk shells hatching process
       
     

Microcosms 2018-2019

Knobbed whelk shells hatching process

 Egg Casing “Mermaids Necklace” found on Wrightsville Beach, NC
       
     

Egg Casing “Mermaids Necklace” found on Wrightsville Beach, NC

 Egg Casing “Mermaids Necklace” found on Wrightsville Beach, NC
       
     

Egg Casing “Mermaids Necklace” found on Wrightsville Beach, NC

 Egg Strings (Casing)
       
     

Egg Strings (Casing)

IMG_1063 (2).jpg
       
     
 Lightening Whelk Busycon sinistrum (top view)
       
     

Lightening Whelk Busycon sinistrum (top view)

 Lightening Whelk Busycon sinistrum
       
     

Lightening Whelk Busycon sinistrum

 Sea Star rescued from Wrightsville Beach.
       
     

Sea Star rescued from Wrightsville Beach.

 Sea Star
       
     

Sea Star

 Jelly Fish found on Wrightsville Beach, NC
       
     

Jelly Fish found on Wrightsville Beach, NC

IMG_4285.jpg
       
     
IMG_4289.jpg
       
     
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