by courtney mattison
150 x 150 x 55 cm
Photographed at the Florence Griswold Museum for the exhibition Fragile Earth curated by Jenny Parsons.
A lesser known shift that my work explores is the homogenization of species as climate change and other forms of anthropogenic habitat destruction cause more resilient species to take over and become invasive. Texture Study I depicts one type of tube sponge swirling outward and filling a geometric space. While tube sponges aren’t necessarily expected to become invasive in reality, this first Texture Study work and the series that I’m hoping to continue experiments with monochromatic vignettes of what the seafloor might look like in a post-mass extinction future.
Learn more in the forthcoming Fragile Earth exhibition catalog by the Florence Griswold Museum, coming August 2019.
Images by Paul Mutino for the Florence Griswold Museum* © Courtney Mattison
* image by courtney mattison