the deeps and the shallows
With my series, The Deeps and the Shallows, I use a flatbed scanner to produce various bathypelagic tableux wherein the tools of human ingenuity (plastics, as represented by some friendly, colourful fish, along with some steel toolbox items) encounter and interact with one another. They are blissfully unaware of plastic’s newly permanent place in the ecosystem—the Earth’s seas and beaches. Nor do they trouble themselves with questions like what remains after the last real fish is gone. In this series, the plastic protagonists, having established themselves as the new lords of today’s seas, encounter new friends and behave as they might imagine marine denizens ought to behave. The results are charmingly bucolic: they lie in wait to surprise one another, engage in combat, and interact with various other plastic or non-plastic objects.
The Deeps and the Shallows
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