Sound Wave Series I

These paintings are investigations of acoustical environments, specifically those of sea mammals, for which sound is the primary sensory experience. I work using both sound spectograms and recordings, with and without ”noise pollution“, as a starting point for my paintings.

My goal is to create a 3D Right Whale Traveling “Revival Tent” wherein people can experience a different environment than what we typically perceive. This environment emanates from an acoustically dominated perspective. As an artist in residence at the Center for Coastal Studies, I utilized the Bioacoustics Research Program at Cornell University as a reference for various whale recordings, including some with human sound interference. Inspired by this research, my paintings and installations are visual explorations of this aural environment.

I wish to acknowledge the CCS and the Bioacoutics Research Program at Cornell University for source materials used in this body of work.