Ghost Ship
Bright Crowns
  In 2012, I revisited themes from a previous body of work entitled "Wonders of the Sea" in which I investigated our cultural ties with the ocean and its impact on pollution, overfishing and climate change. In these new digital collages, I considered those issues through the lens of globalization using a visual language related to the Jacques Cousteau books from my childhood. 
  This collaboration between myself and geographer Lee Lines began in 2010 with a student-faculty research trip to Iceland to experience firsthand how that nation’s dedication to renewable energy is reshaping its physical and cultural landscapes. Since that time, we have worked together in an interdisciplinary dialog between art and science as we strive to create a visual language to explore the relationship between scale and sustainability in the landscape. Images in this series began with photographs (taken by Lee on his travels through Iceland, Dominica, Switzerland and the US) that I transferred by hand on an etching press. Each image is enlarged and then drawn over with materials like ink and charcoal to emphasize certain characteristics of the landscape.  We aim to create works that can help viewers understand and appreciate how scale and landscape affect the way we live and work.
The Namibians
The Oil Book