William Warmus explores the points
of intersection between art, nature, and technology. The
New York Times called him a Stylemaker. The
University of Chicago Magazine described his work to
popularize the aesthetics of the ocean. He is the author
of more than a dozen books and a hundred articles, mostly
about art but also about the world
Warmus was the art director and wrote the screenplay for
Sensational Seas OneandTwo.
photograph of an exceptional octopus appeared on the cover
of Ocean Realm in 2001 and he edited--with Ned
DeLoach--the memoirs of pioneering diver Stan Waterman in
2005. In an effort to interest more artists and divers in
the aesthetics of the undersea world, he taught the
Ocean Seminar at Alfred University in 2001 and at the
GAS Conference in Corning, NY in 2009.
article: Aesthetic Lessons from Below the Surface
appears in the March, 2010 issue of Glass
magazine. Itís an exploration of aesthetics as influenced
by his experiences underwater: mimicry, reticulate
evolution, the benefits of a diverse ecosystem, and a
suggestion for a new form of art criticism.