Work created during an art residency in Pico, Azores
There is a literal and symbolic shallowness to the images. The photos are a visual study of shallow ocean waters in Pico, Azores. What started out as a visual exploration of seaweed, evolved into a study of shallow water aquatic life living in the seaweeds and lava rocks of Pico. Combined with weather, the moving shallow waters, all the plant life, fish, and other marine life created the conditions to photographically observe and interpret their world in the camera. It took days of observation before being granted such access.
Colourful shapes, patterns and figures start to evolve from the abstracted views. The perceived or imagined figures start to take on a plastic quality, like some of the kitschy souvenirs found on land.