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Eco Artist

May 8, 2020

Krisanne Baker

Medomak Valley High School art teacher Krisanne Baker’s work as an eco-artist is documented in this movie called Ocean Breathing.

A science/art collaboration sharing the importance of phytoplankton in our lives. Maine ecological artist, educator and ocean advocate, Krisanne Baker created and installed over 100 recycled glass sculptures in the form of phytoplankton she studied with Dr. Michael Lomas at the National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota within Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. Many of the sculptures are Baker’s examples of phytoplankton mutating due to climate change and ocean acidification. There is an interactive identification sheet available for visitors to the Bigelow atrium. Baker uses glass as a metaphor for the fragility of these microscopic lives, and to protect the delicate balance of the ocean.


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