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.
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
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.