My role is to be physically present onboard the Falkor, creating artwork and collecting data for the team. I am capturing the experience digitally to document the transit, while using analog film to translate the unseen and often unpredictable forces of the sea. After the photos are captured, the roll of film is soaked in seawater allowing the natural elements and variations of salinity and pH to etch into the film, leaving unpredictable, spontaneous impressions.
Ocean acidity is rising and I hope that the art and photographic images developed here, will help to galvanize the public. By sharing data in a new way, I aim to inspire people to care and take action. I am honored to be the first (non-crew member) artist onboard and excited about the Artist-at-Sea program.