As artists we tend to discover an approach to problems with open mindedness and general inquisitiveness. Fearing the unknown is not an option, instead artists and scientists thrive on the unknown by wanting to discover more.
Coral reefs become the statement of interest to the enquiry which I am trying to solve. The sea is meticulous, reefs only cover 1% of the entire ocean which colonies of life forms, populate, grow and create new coral life. There is a great deal of potential which I have to address through the drawings I produce. Reoccurrences such as fossilised corals including: museums, scientific discovery and the de-accessioned object make me question; Why have colonies been removed from their habitat? and What makes them curious for the likes of display purposes in museums?
I may have already answered that question for myself, what attracts me to corals? Firstly because of their ambiguity, admittedly I do not know a lot about corals and their habitat, but I am interested in their shapes; some appear ugly, like crustaceans - mutating - its interesting to learn about the world which is not on land, something that is below deep amounts of water. The sea I find quite frightening, corals attract an interesting porosity, they house multiple lifeforms. For the growing stability of my research, I will be working with scientists and archaeologists in museums specifically in Cambridge where they own a large collection of fossilised corals. My aim is to investigate and collaborate with new technologies - but most importantly to push my drawing skills and see where this research takes me.