To breathe underwater is truly an amazing experience. Ever since I was old enough to understand I couldn’t breathe underwater like a fish I knew I had to get certified to be a diver. Once I did it was the beginning of a beautiful love song, a way of life, my destiny. Off my home coast of NC I find loads of shark teeth. I make necklaces with them and give them away as gifts to my friends and family. And I am still swimming in teeth. So I’m selling them. Check it out and get yourself or a loved one something pretty…and badass.
Living and diving off the coast of south east NC I find really big shark teeth. If you’ve heard of the extinct Mega-tooth shark, C. megalodon, you know what I’m talking about. If not, or you want to know more about them, check out this link about the giant whale-eating predators. Other than shark teeth I find lots of interesting whale and other mammal fossils from around the Neogene Period, 2.5 million- 23 million years ago.
I also love to paint and create multi-media 3D paintings. There’s prints of a few here. Maybe some originals floating around too. Plastic is a material that I am always hiding within my art. It’s not really that recyclable you know, and we really shouldn’t be using it with our foods. Just saying. My passions and hobbies influence what I like to paint. Besides diving, art, and good food, my top hobbies are surfing, sailing, swimming, and enjoying the beauty of nature.
See you on the water.
Alexandra Morse is a local mixed-media artist and ocean lover from Wilmington, NC. She grew up near Hewlett’s creek, surfing and sailing around Wrightsville Beach. Always artistic growing up, she started painting at a young age. She began SCUBA diving in her early 20’s and was finally able to visit the scenes she loves to paint. After collecting bucket loads of fossilized shark teeth off the coast of NC, she combined her interests and started making jewelry and paintings with the shark teeth and other materials collected underwater.
In her paintings she focuses on using plastics that eventually find their way to the ocean. There is no shortage of plastic materials to use in the art she creates. Alexandra hopes to inspire others through her art to make changes in how they consume disposable plastic. She uses her art as a way to raise awareness of the beauty around us, in the hope of leaving something with you as you explore this vivid underwater world with her.
Alexandra is an active member of Port City Comunity Church. You can find her at PC3 volunteering every other Sunday as a mobile camera operator on the Production Team. She enjoys being able to help people in the Wilmington community as well as other countries. Particularly Spanish speaking countries where she can practice speaking Spanglish.