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If you keep up with my reef news page, which collects blog posts and stories from some of my blog buddies, you’ll recognize the sea spider shown here as a recent post from Morphologic Studios. Here’s a little bio of Morphologic Studios from the men behind the science/art, biologist Colin Foord and designer Jared McKay:
“With the aquarium as our primary medium, we explore the artistic possibilities of living coral reef organisms in an educational manner. Our laboratory/studio is a state certified aquaculture facility perpetuating marine life within the confines of downtown Miami.
Our installations create fluorescent new worlds with a juxtaposition of urban environments; the city and the reef. Through a variety of multimedia experiences, we provide public and private installations designed to stoke the imagination with a marriage of art and science.”
I’ve always thought that aquariums, if aquascaped properly would make beautiful pieces of art. These guys take it to the next level, creating unique techno-aquatic environments. One of my favorite pictures is of a mountain of zoanthus sp.
They are located in the Florida area so if you get a chance check out one of their installations.
A few months ago I came across a wonderful ocean artist named Marcelo Tatsuyoshi Kato. He does stunning paper sculptures of fish in the sea. His work has an amazing texture and simple beauty that instantly draws me in.
Every once in a while I spend some time scouring the internet to see what artists are doing in the world of under the sea paintings, and mostly I come across fish artwork that does not appeal to me. Marcelo’s work fascinates me. First of all, his composition is whimsical and playful. Marcelo does not like to copy the living world so through his work he creates his own, called Marcelost World. The second thing I like is that he uses paper as a medium, an ironic choice for a subject that soaks and quickly destroys paper. Finally I love the movement he creates with his work.
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