I’ve been slowly making my way through my new book, “The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss” by Claire Nouvian. The book contains stunning photographs of deep sea creatures, many of whom seem more bizarre and strange than anything a science fiction movie could ever conjure up.
This book is a far cry from the concepts and images of water in my sculpture and drawings; the only real common theme is the presence of water. Although, there are certainly some interesting thematic ideas that are similar. What intrigues me the most about the deep sea is that despite how advanced our technology has become, our knowledge and experience of the deep sea is miniscule compared to other parts of the planet. In terms of spacial depth, I can’t imagine there’s anywhere else on the Earth that can beat the deep sea. I like that the deep sea is mysterious, unseen, and unknown; qualities that I’m looking to visually achieve in my work right now.
The Dumbo Octopus