NAUTICAL CHART & MACRO SERIES
The charts are a celebration of the beauty of our offshore environment. They also offer clues to the art making process and an opportunity to discover deeper meanings.
The work on the charts is a metaphor for the subconscious, organic and expressive beneath the surface. The land is void of art, dry and measured.
Can the richness and diversity of the reef survive its proximity to land and the effluents of man? Works on the charts reference the plight of our nearshore environment, and changed over the course of the series: the kelp motif went from multicolor to a light blue; the reef from a variety of invertebrates to entirely iconographic green anemones. There are also fewer fish.
The Macro series (Macro I-X) combines relief printing of giant kelp with enlarged, transparent images of plankton. Plankton are plants and animals normally invisible to the naked eye. They are an important link in the nearshore ecology, providing food for larger plankton, invertebrates and fish. Macro shows what is invisible as well as visible in the water column, providing a metaphor for life.