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.