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.
Lightening Whelk Busycon sinistrum
Egg Strings (Casing)
Sea Star rescued from Wrightsville Beach.
Lightening Whelk Busycon sinistrum (top view)