The images are intentionally ambiguous allowing the viewer to create their own story. Individual parts are emphasized and play a role in creating the complete piece. Layering the individual pieces onto one another help to create a sense of unity.
Temporary installation (2008-20015).
There are two techniques used in the creation of the piece. The first is gyotaku, or fish printing. Real fish (dead) are inked and then pressed on paper to capture their texture and detail. The second technique is the use of crayon on paper while it is on a hot plate. This allows the waxy surface to release in certain colors and create more texture within each piece of paper.
The piece is inspired by a love for the textures and details of marine life, specifically fish. This was fueled by an icthyology course at the University of Wyoming, which contributed to a better understanding of the physiological features of fish.
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