This series was a collaboration between myself and well-known artist, Diane Burko, as part of her current “Kai’Apapa” (to the reefs) project.
These circular presentations are referential - providing multiple interpretations from a “portal” view under water to an aerial perspective from a satellite, or a microscopic glance into the movements of polyps - the living organisms of a coral. The resulting images, back-lit with LEDs, are both beautiful and compelling, physically and emotionally engaging the viewer, and furthering the conversation about how the natural world is impacted by climate change.
This series draws from drone and go-pro footage (shot by Diane on location), as well material provided by scientists at the Hawaiian Institute of Marine Biology and Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Diane’s career has spanned more than 40 years, and she is renowned for investigating monumental and geological phenomena throughout the world - both on the ground and from the air. Her work connects art and science, and in her own words, she is "inviting audiences to emotionally engage with environmental change where scientific data alone may leave many perplexed.”
These lenticular pieces will be premiered as part of Diane’s show, “Endangered: From Glaciers to Reefs”, on display at the National Academy of Sciences, in Washington D.C., 15th August 2018 – 31st January 2019 http://www.cpnas.org/exhibitions/archive/burko.html.