Art is a process, and the images it produces resonate with the legacy of its material manifestation.
This work is created by the growth of coralline algae, and exists to produce archival, generative art commodities.
Coralline algae are aquatic plants that create hard calcareous skeletons. They are usually shades of pink or purple and form the foundation of our coral reefs. I collect garbage with algae colonies from waters around Oahu to seed the installation. The water temperature and PH is adjusted to represent global warming scenarios in the near future.
Strains of coralline algae that strive in this environment are allowed to grow over a 2- dimensional surface, which once dehydrated, leaves permanent white calcium skeletons as the compositional elements of the artwork.