Viewing art of the underwater type

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I’ve been on a brief hiatus from posting to the Artsology blog due to spending a fantastic 5 days on the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. I did a lot of snorkeling on this trip, enjoying all of the sights one can see while swimming alongside coral and tropical fish. It’s […]

A different kind of art: the views underwater while scuba diving

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I’ve been fortunate to have some opportunities to do some scuba diving, something that I dreamed about doing ever since I was a little kid, and finally achieved when I reached my 40’s. The views underwater, between the coral, sponges, tropical fish and other sea life, makes for a completely different type of “artistic” experience, […]

Vessel-shaped sponges brings Eva Hesse to mind

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While diving in the British Virgin Islands last week, I happened upon several vessel-shaped sponges that reminded me of Eva Hesse’s cylinder-shaped sculptures, seen below right. At first, I just assumed these shapes were coral, but upon further investigation, I see that they’re actually sponges, sometimes referred to as “vase sponges.” I didn’t realize this […]