I have been exploring themes of work, especially commercial fishermen, and the ocean’s fisheries for over a decade. The oceans and the fisheries are challenged by human interaction and degradation. According to one study, commercial fishing will be finished in 2048. BPs Gulf of Mexico’s disaster in the summer of 2010 contributed to the decline. Bluefin Tuna, a favorite theme, spawn only in two bodies of water–the Mediterranean and the Gulf of Mexico. Regardless of the degree to which human interaction and degradation may be causal, Global warming is real and it threatens the future of the oceans and the fisheries.
In the past decade, I completed several series of monoprints–The Ocean is Black (TOIB), Gravitas, Angry, and Twenty-Forty-Eight to respond to this issue. These monoprints combine computer editing, digital printing, and traditional printmaking methods. The Ocean is Black and the other titles are part of the ongoing visual essay Sanger Fra Mor.