The Art + Design Into the Abyss Student Art Competition at Louisiana State University challenged students to creatively interpret discoveries about deep sea biodiversity. This juried art competition began with a lecture series by oceanographer Dr. Robert Carney, and culminated in an exhibition at LSU College of Art + Design. The exhibition showcased a wide variety of artwork, including painting, information design, book arts, and digital media.

Curated and organized by Courtney Barr and Dr. Robert Carney

This project was organized by LSU School of Art and LSU Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, in partnership with INDEEP (International Network for Scientific Investigations of Deep-Sea Ecosystems), and underwritten by the A.P. Sloan Foundation.