"For whatever we lose(like a you or a me)
it's always ourselves we find in the sea" @The Studios of Key West, FL
Title is a quote from E.E.Cummings' poem 5 from his "Days of Innocence".
A site specific installation at the Studios of Key West, in response to the architecture of the live/work space where I was an Artist-in-Residence for a month (March-April 2018). A piece of appreciation of the island, its beauty and people, inspired by navigation maps from the Key Islands, poetry and underwater beauty. At the same time, a reminder and a cry for the ocean's fragility due to pollution and careless human intervention.
The piece consists of a projection taken underwater in the Aegean Sea in Greece, a series of drawings in A4 size, a site specific drawing on found board, a piece made of corals tighten up with plastic strings all found at the beaches of Key West, embroidered sea grass from the Pacific Ocean on fabric, and sea grass from the Atlantic filled with quotes from E.E. Cummings' poetry.
Result is almost invisible detailed drawings, poems impossible to read, interrupted underwater scenes, and dead corals tighten up with trash.
You can listen to two live streaming radio shows that Fresh Art International with Cathy Byrds and Monica McGivern, the three artists-in-residence at the time at the Studios of Key West (writer Parini Shroff, filmmaker Justin Lubke and me, the Studios' director Jedd Dodds, and the painter Tory Mata) at the following link: http://www.freshartinternational.com/2018/04/23/key-west-creativity-at-the-end-of-the-road/