2016 - 2017
       Marine debris is defined as being any persistent solid material that is manufactured or processed and directly or indirectly, intentionally or unintentionally, disposed of or abandoned into the marine environment. Through working with a science program surveying for marine debris, I learned more about these objects and their impacts. As my knowledge of these objects and impacts grew, my distain towards debris grew as well. Yet, the more I study the objects, the deeper a fascination I develop with these objects due to the transformation the oceanic environment can generate. 
       These images use marine debris to consider how altering the context of marine debris objects can change our perception of them. The images explore materiality, utility, neglect, and degradation as well as the act of anthropomorphizing things.
       Using these images, I seek to propose a realm of indeterminacy through which to view objects of marine debris. Removing them from a false objectivity that science has promoted, this project explores my complicated relationship with marine debris. To consider what happens when an object is neglected, the production of objects and their performativity allows me the opportunity to think through matters of fixity and transience, utility and futility. 
River Tube, 2017
inkjet print 
16 x 20 in
Rope5, 2017
inkjet print 
27.5 x 19.75 in

Unknown2, 2016

inkjet print 

16 x 20 in

Rope6, 2017
inkjet print 
16 x 20 in

Unknown3, 2016

inkjet print 

27.5 x 19.75 in

Buoy, 2016

inkjet print 

16 x 20 in

Rope3, 2017

inkjet print 

27.5 x 19.75 in

Foam2, 2016

inkjet print 

16 x 20 in

Oyster Rope, 2017

inkjet print 

19.75 x 27.5 in

Unknown6, 2017

inkjet print 

20 x 16 in

Bait Bag, 2017

inkjet print 

16 x 20 in

Rope2, 2017

inkjet print 

20 x 16 in

Foam11, 2017

inkjet print 

16 x 20 in

Float3, 2016
inkjet print 
16 x 120 in
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