The piece is inspired by topographical maps of the ocean floor, first created by geologist, Marie Tharp in the 1950's. I used images found on NASA, Columbia University websites, among others. Modified first on my computer using Photoshop; and when printed, with graphite and pastels. The texts, equations, and images of methane molecules, rising seas and temperatures that I have added refer to the effects of global warming on the oceans.
A version of the collaborative piece was shown at DUUS, Reykjanes Art Museum in Keflavik, Iceland,
November 15, 2016 - January 15, 2017. Our collaboration will continue.
- CREATIVE CROSSROADS celebrates the artistic overlap between Massachusetts College of Art & Design faculty and alumni and the Brickbottom Artist Association (BAA) membership. Twenty-eight artists are represented. Known as MassArt, Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a publicly funded college of visual and applied art founded in 1873. It is one of the oldest art schools, the only publicly funded free-standing art school in the United States, and was the first art college in the United States to grant an artistic degree. I taught at the college for many years and continue my connection through friends still teaching there. I am delighted to be exhibiting with these artists and others that I know from Brickbottom in Somerville MA, where I have my studio.