Inspired by the research into Harmful Algal Blooms by Suzi Clark from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, this work comprises images from Thunder Hole in Acadia National Park in Maine. Acadia is a source of much of the research specimens studied by Suzi.
HAB’s are individually harmless, but collectively dangerous. They can be viewed at the microscopic level, or en masse from 20,000 miles above planet earth. They are unpredictable, random, complex, multifaceted and mysterious. Repetitive yet diverse, beautiful but with the potential to devastate wildlife.
Originally conceived with reference to Chuck Close’s mosaic imagery, the work is also reflective of the geometric style of Ellsworth Kelly, utilizing compilation by chance.