Building off of our society’s macabre fascination with envisioning our destruction and our planet’s devastation, (a literary and film genre that I have surely over-saturated myself with) I have shifted my focus away from the shriveling and abandonment of an apocalypse to the reinvention of life that could come after. As I imagine a narrative for these works, I find myself drawn to the battle that must take place for something defenseless to thrive. I have titled these works in a way that places myself and other survivors in the role of awestruck observers who are witnessing diaphanous life-forms interact, attack each other, reproduce and navigate their environments. These life-forms are the inhabitants of an ocean that’s been stripped to its building blocks, but is still teeming with life. I am in the role of protective observer and careful participant.