MFA Thesis show hosted by Cyclorama in Boston, Massachusetts.

Fishermen Mending Nets
2015
Oil on linen
10 x 20 inches
Installation view of mahogany shelves including rope, pipe, can, net, and chain
Buoy
2015
Oil on linen
72 x 72 inches
Gull in Pompano Beach, Florida
2015
Watercolor on paper
8 x 10 inches
Off the Shore: Wind and Water (Homage to Turner)
2015
Oil on panel
4 x 10 inches
Blake
2015
Watercolor on paper
5 x 5 inches
Ben
2015
Watercolor on paper
5 x 5 inches
Kite Fishing
2015
Oil on canvas
50 x 50 inches

Paintings explore reduction techniques to comment on the sudden decline of fish and affected livelihoods in the fishing industry in the United States. Memories and connections of growing up in a fishing family fueled this project which involved interviewing fisher people in tight-knit communities along the east coast of the US.  While also research-based and empirical, the installation ultimately depended on direct observation in the form of drawings, photographs, and paintings performed on fishing docks and small boats.