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My Aegean Portal
seaweed, crocheted seagrass, graphite on cement, nautical map of the Aegean Sea
June 2015
My Aegean Portal
seaweed, crocheted seagrass, graphite on cement
June 2015
My Aegean Portal
seaweed, crocheted seagrass, graphite on cement
June 2015
My Aegean Portal
seaweed, crocheted seagrass, graphite on cement
June 2015
My Aegean Portal
graphite on cement, nautical map of the Aegean Sea
June 2015
My Aegean Portal
graphite on cement
June 2015
My Aegean Portal
seaweed, graphite on cement
June 2015
My Aegean Portal
seaweed, graphite on cement
June 2015
My Aegean Portal
seaweed, crocheted seagrass
June 2015
My Aegean Portal
graphite on cement
June 2015
My Aegean Portal
seaweed, crocheted seagrass, graphite on cement
June 2015
My Aegean Portal
seaweed, crocheted seagrass
June 2015
My Aegean Portal
graphite on cement
June 2015
My Aegean Portal
seaweed, crocheted seagrass, graphite on cement
June 2015

The outdoors installation made at the Bridge Residency in Los Angeles, CA, occupies an area of a former basketball court. It consists of a seaweed sculpture, oriented in between West and East, and a map drawn with graphite on cement floor. Seaweed and seagrass were found at the beach of Santa Monica - sadly full of tar, which I cleaned. Little parts were left, as a reminder of the unforgivable contamination of the oceans. The map on the cement has utilized existing lines that indicated the routes of the sun (by painter Alison Woods), and was drawn by tracing the shadows cast by the trees throughout the day, and from the Aegean Islands, taken from my father's nautical maps. Numbers around the shadow forms show the exact time I drew them, and numbers around the Aegean Islands suggest the depths around them.

Marking Here and There, feeling the ground I am stepping on and the depths of the sea I am coming from.

With gratitude to Alison Woods, her husband Paul and their dog Simon.

Dimensions of the installation: H 8ft x W 17ft x D 17ft
Dimensions of the seaweed sculpture: H 8ft x W 10ft x D 2inches


June 2015