The Knitted Plankton Blog

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Biodiversity, Evolution, Plankton, Textiles.....

The work documented in this blog is principally about biodiversity - how it is reflected in structure and form in the Natural World and the elegant simplicity of the mechanisms that creates it. These are hypothetical life forms, hitherto unrecorded creatures that dwell in the depths of the ocean. It looks at how life is catalogued, classified and displayed, blurring the boundaries between art and science.

Sculptural organic forms reference planktonic life originating in the sea, simple creatures exhibiting complex and beautiful forms with unfamiliar anatomies. Despite their microscopic scale, this seemingly insignificant planktonic life occurs in unimaginable volumes with the potential to have a massive impact on the world we live in, both as indicator and possible agent of climate change.