Surface Beneath (2022)
Handblown glass dome with sea flora etchings incasing ceramic coral.
collaboration with Mirjana Doson
Photgraphy: Michael Carney
Surface Beneath, a collaborative work by Alexandra Hirst and Mirjana Dobson, references the ongoing cycle of carbon release; the exhaling of ocean stored carbon due to rising sea temperatures, in turn contributing to an increase in greenhouse effects. This rise in greenhouse gasses over time, traps heat within our atmosphere, escalating global warming and perpetuating the continuous heating of our oceans.
Our marine ecosystems contain and filter the largest quantities of carbon on the planet. If ocean life is disrupted the whole world is affected, nowhere is this more evident than the state of bleaching affecting our coral reefs.