Deep Sea Monsters
Finally I can post about this! I’ve been working on so many gallery shows lately, I almost forgot that I finished this a few weeks ago.
This is my piece for Light Grey Art Lab’s newest show, Macro + Micro, a celebration of all things scientific: Animal, Mineral, Vegetable, and Everything Else.
As soon as I saw the theme of this show, I knew exactly where I would go to do research and find inspiration: The Natural History Museum. I’m so lucky that I live so close to such an awesome place.
My favorite diorama in the museum is the Squid and the Whale. The first time I saw it, I had no idea what I was looking at, the diorama is very dimly lit, it’s almost completely black. Once my eyes adjusted to the dark, I saw the faint shapes of a giant squid wrestling with a sperm whale, and the back of my head exploded.
They say that scientists only know about 5% of all the species that exist in our oceans. There are many things here in our own planet that we have not yet discovered. So here’s to exploring the deepest and darkest parts of the deep sea, filled with wonder, awe, and the unknowns.
The Macro + Micro Opening Reception is this Friday, April 19th from 7- 10 PM. As always, if you’re going, take photos for me!