This series of drawings explore the connection between whale and water. The drawings are made using ink, water and weather. As the seawater is poured onto the drawings it lifts the ink, separates it and creates natural currents, eddies and water patterns across the paper. Seawater is a complex medium–containing small pieces of plants, microorganisms, plankton and salt. As the water dries it works deep into the fibre of the paper, leaving behind a record of the process. This drawing is a specimen of the ocean.
“Immense as whales, the motion of whose vast bodies can in a peaceful calm trouble the ocean till it boil.” —Sir William Davenport