PMOC    archival pigment print 34" x 34" 2017  The "AMOC / PMOC" series of works all begin with molten glass ladled onto a steel marver following a path similar to the overturning circulation in the Atlantic or Pacific Ocean. The glass flows into a thin laminate, reflecting the stratified nature of ocean circulation. Afterwards in my studio, I project renderings of ocean temperature through the glass, and photograph the refracted light. The acronym "MOC" in the work titles corresponds to Meridional Overturning Circulation, with "A" or "P" specifying Atlantic or Pacific.
       
     
   PMOC (detail)
       
     
       
     
   Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation - Profound Heat (200 meters)    glass, archival pigment print 34" x 34" 2015  The DEEP OCEAN is unfathomable, a vast commons for doubt, where our relationship oscillates between rigorous debate and detached ambiguity. In the context of global climate, it is the most dominant reservoir of heat on Earth, a density-driven, multi-layered network of flows connecting the polar regions. Like the Arctic and the Antarctic, it affects innumerable downstream climatic changes, but is far more difficult and expensive for scientists to explore and sense directly. And so, it remains a hiding place, hundreds of meters below the depth to which sunlight can penetrate.   "AMOC - Profound Heat"  illuminates the deep ocean - the profound space - through the medium of ocean temperature.
       
     
   Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation - Profound Heat (200 meters)    glass, archival pigment print 34" x 34" 2015
       
     
   PMOC    archival pigment print 34" x 34" 2017  The "AMOC / PMOC" series of works all begin with molten glass ladled onto a steel marver following a path similar to the overturning circulation in the Atlantic or Pacific Ocean. The glass flows into a thin laminate, reflecting the stratified nature of ocean circulation. Afterwards in my studio, I project renderings of ocean temperature through the glass, and photograph the refracted light. The acronym "MOC" in the work titles corresponds to Meridional Overturning Circulation, with "A" or "P" specifying Atlantic or Pacific.
       
     

PMOC

archival pigment print
34" x 34"
2017

The "AMOC / PMOC" series of works all begin with molten glass ladled onto a steel marver following a path similar to the overturning circulation in the Atlantic or Pacific Ocean. The glass flows into a thin laminate, reflecting the stratified nature of ocean circulation. Afterwards in my studio, I project renderings of ocean temperature through the glass, and photograph the refracted light. The acronym "MOC" in the work titles corresponds to Meridional Overturning Circulation, with "A" or "P" specifying Atlantic or Pacific.

   PMOC (detail)
       
     

PMOC (detail)

       
     

PMOC Ladling

video
39"
2017

   Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation - Profound Heat (200 meters)    glass, archival pigment print 34" x 34" 2015  The DEEP OCEAN is unfathomable, a vast commons for doubt, where our relationship oscillates between rigorous debate and detached ambiguity. In the context of global climate, it is the most dominant reservoir of heat on Earth, a density-driven, multi-layered network of flows connecting the polar regions. Like the Arctic and the Antarctic, it affects innumerable downstream climatic changes, but is far more difficult and expensive for scientists to explore and sense directly. And so, it remains a hiding place, hundreds of meters below the depth to which sunlight can penetrate.   "AMOC - Profound Heat"  illuminates the deep ocean - the profound space - through the medium of ocean temperature.
       
     

Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation - Profound Heat (200 meters)

glass, archival pigment print
34" x 34"
2015

The DEEP OCEAN is unfathomable, a vast commons for doubt, where our relationship oscillates between rigorous debate and detached ambiguity. In the context of global climate, it is the most dominant reservoir of heat on Earth, a density-driven, multi-layered network of flows connecting the polar regions. Like the Arctic and the Antarctic, it affects innumerable downstream climatic changes, but is far more difficult and expensive for scientists to explore and sense directly. And so, it remains a hiding place, hundreds of meters below the depth to which sunlight can penetrate.

"AMOC - Profound Heat" illuminates the deep ocean - the profound space - through the medium of ocean temperature.

   Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation - Profound Heat (200 meters)    glass, archival pigment print 34" x 34" 2015
       
     

Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation - Profound Heat (200 meters)

glass, archival pigment print
34" x 34"
2015