Forever Projects: ‘Harfeeder’ on Foundation
Miles Peyton has long been fascinated by the qualities of anomalous life forms. His latest collection, harpfeeder, was inspired by a peculiar sea creature that was discovered off the coast of Northern California in 2012—ten thousand feet below the ocean’s surface. The strange species is anchored to the sea floor, gathering nutrients by straining microscopic animals and plant matter through its sticky, filtering body. It was dubbed the “harp sponge” because its basic structure resembles that of a musical harp, or lyre. Each one consists of one or more curved vanes that connect a row of vertical tendrils, or limbs—spindly branches float upward, ending in a distinct bulbous sphere.