About the work:
Drawn At Sea: Drawings, Journals, Videos and Photographs.
At one time the entirety of the worlds oceans hung in the skies as immense storm clouds. Churning about above the Earth's surface that existed only as molten magma sending any rain that fell back to the heavens. Once the surface began to cool and solidify the rains began to fall and settle. The oceans poured out of the skies for nearly forty centuries raining down approximately 300,000,000 cubic miles of water. Eventually the rains ceased and the Sun shone down on the Earth for the first time.
Since this event the oceans have never stopped moving.
This constant motion was the focus of my newest body of work, a series of drawings, titled Drawn At Sea. These drawings were produced during my time as an Artist in Residence aboard the sailboat Selkie under the direction of The Clipperton Project. I created a drawing machine that captured the greater movements of the ship and created a visual log of our motion as we sailed through the Northern Isles of Scotland during the month of September 2014.
Starting in Kirkwall, Scotland we sailed to a total of 7 different islands in the Orkney Islands, down the east coast of Scotland and through the Caledonian Canal. With each passage I created a new drawing, logging the Longitude and Latitude at the beginning and end of each drawing. In total I completed 6 drawings with the drawing machine as well as a pendulum drawing made inside the cabin. An additional 3 test drawings were made in the Long Beach Harbor aboard the sailboat Sea Dragon before my departure to Scotland.