Radiolarian Water Drop

Radiolarian Water Drop | installations | Jenni Ward ceramic sculpture

Each hand built porcelain form is inspired by radiolarians; single cell zooplankton with intricate silica based skeletal structures. Within all oceans are planktons, tiny marine drifters that make up the majority of all marine life in the ocean. They are the base of the aquatic food web, they trap carbon from the atmosphere and produce 50% of the oxygen in the atmosphere. They are fascinating, beautiful and are vital to sustain life on our planet.

The installation is composed to mimic the ripples of a water droplet, slowly rolling out from the center of the radial design. Some pieces are attached flat on the wall and some are floating off with wire stems at various heights. The piece is approximately 6’x6′ and floats off the wall about 4″. Custom installations are available.