The large 12-paneled woodcuts are like oceanographic maps charting the deep sea. Referencing this, they are installed, again like a puzzle-piece, with map pins.
I use sea turtles to represent the threats to global oceans. They are endangered due to habitat loss, plastics in the ocean, overexploitation, and climate change. Scientists use tagged sea turtles to track their movements, providing an oceanographic map of the areas through which they travel. They are also a metaphor for my own studio practice: an ancient symbol of creativity, longevity, endurance, and persistence, they journey for great distances and persevere through obstacles.