Tides Museum and Institute 2015
This body of work reflects my experience navigating and researching the costal landscape, aquaculture, and aquatic plant ecology of Eastport, ME and the Passamaquoddy Bay while Artist in Residence at the Tides Museum Studio Works Program in 2014. I was enamored by the drastic tidal range, the sheer force and energy of 18 feet of water coming in and out of the bay everyday was astounding. The currents were wild, a sea of confusion, the water rippled and flowed in a myriad of directions. The landscape was constantly changing, the coastal rocks hidden by water at high tide but then as it drifted away they were revealed, draped in carpets of dense black Rock-weed. A seaweed that is a dominant feature of the landscape at low tide, and lyrically sways in the currents at high. Formal abstractions were used to express my interpretation of dominant features of the Eastport landscape including the sea, Salmon Weirs, Plant Life, and Old Sow, one of the largest Whirlpools in North America. This exhibition was generously supported by a grant from the Regional Arts Commission.