For the 9th Mercosul Biennial, four Brazilian species of freshwater and marine sponges rendered in wool, hand-dyed with plants and insects. Cooperatively produced with students from VCUarts (who traveled to participate) and artists in Porto Alegre. Installed in two recessed brick "tanks" seen only from above in the Usina do Gasometro, a former thermoelectric plant on the Guaiba lake. In this tank, "On Resisting the Separation of the Continents," two freshwater species: Oncosclera jewelli and Druila browni. The marine tank, "Gene for an Eye," is here.
Photo courtesy of the Mercosul Biennial Foundation.