Originally conceived with reference to Chuck Close's mosaic imagery, the artwork is also reflective of the geometric style of Ellsworth Kelly, as the piece comprises 25 panels of 16 squares complied by chance. It has an orange epicenter.
The green variation of the original Bloom has all 25 panels of 16 squares rotated 180 degrees. It has a green epicenter.
Keith Prue, artist has been working with Suzanna "Suzi" Clark, PhD candidate in the Joint WHOI-MIT Graduate Program in Oceanography. Inspired by Suzi Clark's research into Harmful Algal Blooms, this artwork comprises images from Thunder Hole in Acadia National Park in Maine. Acadia is a source of much of the research specimens studied by Clark. HAB's are individually harmless, but collectively dangerous. They can be viewed at the microscopic level, or en masse from 20,000 miles above planet earth. They are unpredictable, random, complex, multifaceted and mysterious. Repetitive yet diverse, beautiful but with the potential to devastate wildlife.