Sunday, 22 January 2012

Oceanographic imagery


I have a small show - Extremes and Instabilities - showing some of the Shetland work in February (18th - 24th) at the RWA in Bristol, and will also be giving a talk about the project there on the 21st February at 6.30pm.

Continuing to work on extreme wave project and have a small show - Extremes and Instabilities - showing some of the Shetland work (Feb 18th-24th) at the RWA, Bristol, and will also be giving a talk about the project on the 21st Feb, 6.30pm. Below are a series of small works on paper referencing oceanography - equations provided by Harald Krogstad (Dept. Mathematical Sciences, Trondheim), and imagery from the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Bergen. Playing with the idea of mapping/fixing the uncontrollable by combining these with photographic imagery of equipment and tables of bottom water observations, and with painted/drawn imagery.

Hoping to be able to work at the Meteorological Institution later this year if they can find me somewhere to work (please…). My intention is to spend some time there developing further dialogue between oceanographers/meteorologists and my work. I want to make a series of large drawings that respond to their oceanographic world and language, and have begun to explore ways in which to incorporate diagrams, mathematical formulae/calculations of wave theory and ocean motion, instruments/equipment (both historical and contemporary), satellite imagery etc.

I've been looking at some beautiful early 1900's hand-drawn maps showing cyclonic circulation system of the northern Norwegian Sea, and juxtaposed these with recently-made paintings of the sea.