The bone series sculptures are abstract interpretations of biological sea dwelling creatures that may have had fleshy fins or appendages and these bone structures are all that remains. This In the Field installation involved taking six sculptures underwater and documenting them in this environment. The pieces were placed on and around a shipwreck named The Dykes off the New Jersey coastline. Using bones as a reference in my work alludes to concepts of decay and renewal, the past and the present, interior structures and exterior forms. The shipwrecks these pieces were placed on share the same references as their disintegrating structures become an artificial reef for new growth to thrive on.
View the video about this project here: Bone Series: Atlantic
The Dykes Wreck, Atlantic Ocean NJ 2015
photo credit: Herb Segars