W. Benjamin Bray

W. Benjamin Bray

Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation

Coasts

Fighting Fires

The Arresting Gaze of My Disappearance

Snowprint

The Gaze at the Atlantic from
Cape Ann

I've Been There

Japan

Frontal Zone / Watercolors

Glass Irrigation - Cape Ann

Arctic Sea Ice in Glass

Barrow, AK

Pacific NW

Shunyatan Flow

Arctic Water Column

Arctic Circle Residency

Expanding Tahiti

Rendition Engine

Lens Effects

Modes of Departure

Walden Pond

Glass Sculpture

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ATLANTIC MERIDIONAL OVERTURNING CIRCULATION

The DEEP OCEAN is a critical factor in global climate change. But like the Arctic, it is difficult and expensive to explore. It remains unclear - a dark, vast unknown - hundreds of meters below the depth to which sunlight can penetrate.

GLASS has the singular ability to flow, reveal and clarify, in the context of heat diffusion in the Atlantic Ocean.

"AMOC - Profound Heat" illuminates the deep ocean - the profound space - through the medium of ocean temperature. Longitudinally-averaged temperatures at two depths in the Atlantic Ocean during global warming "hiatus" periods are projected through glass sculpture describing the path of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation.

[ "A DEEP, DISTENDING HEAT" ]

CAMIT

The Global Ocean Circulation and Climate (GOCC) series of artworks are partially funded by the Council for the Arts at MIT, and by a community of backers via Kickstarter. I sincerely thank these organizations and individuals for their generous support of art, science, and global climate awareness.