Interactive surfaces and materials bringing life to inanimate materials. Navigating the bridge between science and art, logic and emotion, desire and restraint. Diploria is one of a series of "living" sculptures, brought to life by heat or sun. A metaphor for the damage wrought by global warming to the ocean, and in particular, to its coral communities, the sculpture rises out of the two-dimensional canvas into the third, metaphorically breaking through and bridging the gap between science and culture.
Diploria intertwines a simple plastic film into a natural form- reacting to and absorbing energy from the environment. Yet the black films suggest mourning, rather than celebrates life. Eerily animate, these pieces bring into sharp focus the fine line between the inanimate and the living, between the simple and complex, and between the supernatural and the real world.