Exploring and collecting flora from the Tasmanian wilderness inspired dreams of a spiritual presence.
Illustration by Sean Anderson
Deep Sea IMAS Exhibition Tasmania
We along with other creatures emerged from the ocean and thrived. But what if the Tasmanian Ocean began to present itself, once again, as a better option for survival in a harsh environment?
The world as we know it is changing. Ocean levels and temperatures are rising globally. Marine life is forced to seek deeper, darker waters to find refuge from the heat. Adaptation has driven marine fauna to rely on bio-luminescence and sound for communication in the dark. Rising ocean temperatures encourage new kinds of algae blooms, and bio-luminescent bacteria thrive. Can the ocean, in the dark, remain colourful and beautiful?
Creatures undergoing range extension will be driven to the southern coast of Tasmania. The creatures already inhabiting this coast will be forced to find refuge in deeper seas and adapt.
I will explore a reverse evolution of terrestrial and marine life, new types of communication, and how humans may choose to not fear the changes but explore the new opportunities and find beauty in the improbable.
Paintings for sale through Gallery Salamanca, Hobart Tasmania.
Sean Anderson's Angler Fish
An illustration by artist Sean Anderson : bromunkey