provision::revision is a project comprised of my solo art expedition to the Sea of Cortez in a small rowboat of my construction. The purpose of the voyage was to gather perceptual data in the form of photography, video, and audio recordings. Using the power of my own body and the provisions I could carry, I became more than a witness to this singular ecosystem; I became an active participant within it. Later, I used the protracted experience of conceiving, planning, provisioning, and voyaging as a cohesive act of art which was relayed to an audience through a gallery exhibition. This included interpretive sculpture and prints in addition to the media collected on site. It was important to me that the audience should handle the artwork exhibited so that they might have a tactile experience of the objects and, by extension, the Sea of Cortez. provision::revision is a collection of objects, sights and sounds that are activated by contact. Each piece delivers us into a new perceptual variation of the world that is contingent upon the viewer’s participation and individual experience. In the exhibition, the objects become the provisions and serve as a link between the viewer's imagination and the place. It becomes incumbent upon the viewer to find things out for themselves and write their own revisions. My job as the artist is to make room for this to happen.

voyage not still, 2016

  an expedition : Sea of Cortez, 2015

an expedition: Sea of Cortez, 2015

Bigness and Smallness: a pair of prints that express the perception of scale - the bigness of the idea and the boat contained in studio versus the smallness of the boat and self at sea. The plan view diagram of RV Ani-Mar inside the studio space (where it was constructed) was rendered at scale, then overlayed on a map of the area traveled. 2016

 Installation view of  Bigness and Smallness  and  Draft

Installation view of Bigness and Smallness and Draft

Draft: the internal site of imagination. Sycamore, aluminum and ripstop nylon. 2016.

Building my own boat, rather than buying or renting one, was a critical component in this project. It functioned as art object and tool, and has taught me the fundamentals of hull design, displacement, and movement through water. I regard it as a research vessel and, born of my adaptive trait to build, my survival mechanism in the field. It was my lifeboat.

  RV Ani-Mar  on expedition. A calm morning.

RV Ani-Mar on expedition. A calm morning.

 Beach at Isla Pata

Beach at Isla Pata

 Installation view.  RV Ani-Mar  and  provisions .

Installation view. RV Ani-Mar and provisions.

  provisions:  These slip cast porcelain cans refer to the things we must carry with us in order to venture forth. They are left empty for the viewer to imagine how to fill them. 2016

provisions: These slip cast porcelain cans refer to the things we must carry with us in order to venture forth. They are left empty for the viewer to imagine how to fill them. 2016

  coming up for air:  Chromogenic print on Fuji metallic paper. 2016

coming up for air: Chromogenic print on Fuji metallic paper. 2016

  -otic-   Audio and cast glass made from beach sand collected from sites along the Sea of Cortez. Take a listen below. 2016

-otic-  Audio and cast glass made from beach sand collected from sites along the Sea of Cortez. Take a listen below. 2016

  field notes : Binoculars constructed of vintage notepaper inscribed  with journal entries  on the exterior and  with studio notes on  the interior. The lenses are cast glass made of beach sand collected from sites along the Sea of Cortez. They are too opaque to see through, but transmit light into the interior space so that looking out is actually looking in. 2016

field notes: Binoculars constructed of vintage notepaper inscribed with journal entries on the exterior and with studio notes on the interior. The lenses are cast glass made of beach sand collected from sites along the Sea of Cortez. They are too opaque to see through, but transmit light into the interior space so that looking out is actually looking in. 2016

  summate : Installation view. The operation of this pinhole camera was conceived during a previous project (see  big light, sighted objects ). It is capable of capturing simultaneous double exposures of two opposing views, making a binocular summation of two opposing monocular fields of vision. Those previously independent views now share a community of time.  2016

summate: Installation view. The operation of this pinhole camera was conceived during a previous project (see big light, sighted objects). It is capable of capturing simultaneous double exposures of two opposing views, making a binocular summation of two opposing monocular fields of vision. Those previously independent views now share a community of time.  2016

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