Sub Liminal considers ecological thresholds and makes a statement about the mostly invisible damage being done to our oceans by microplastics.
An ecological threshold is the point at which a relatively small change or
disturbance in external conditions causes a rapid change in an ecosystem. When an ecological threshold has been passed, the ecosystem may no longer be able to return to its state by means of its inherent resilience.
I create photographs just above and below the surface of the ocean then damage each image with graphic diagrams symbolizing polymer chains and linear models. These intriguing yet feckless graphics interrupt an otherwise stunning representation of our ocean world.
Some observers may not mind the intrusion while others may wish they could admire the beautiful photographs uncorrupted; just as there are those who are not concerned about and those who are troubled by the billions of pieces of plastic bits polluting our oceans.