The Crown of Hooks series is a statement about global overfishing. Mankind continues to ignore the fact that by exploiting the ocean, we are hurting ourselves spiritually, and physically, creating a full circle of self punishment, and devastation.
The photographic images are not digitally enhanced – they are worked over directly with mixed media materials, such as wax and oil.
The diptychs hang with a sculptural panel adjacent to the photographic image, which have relevant symbols carved into the tar, and resin.
The sequence of work called Coral Crowns, was inspired by an art residency with Tamarin Arts Centre on the island of Mauritius, 2015.
It is an ongoing series of work about the wanton destruction of the Coral Reefs to benefit easier fishing quotas.
This sequence of work is dedicated to Mauritius. The diptychs are based on their iconic Cyclones, which happens approximately every five years, and part of the Mauritian way of life.
This creates a natural balancing cleaning effect of the ecological systems on the island.