Works in Progress

Water with Plastic

#2

17x19in, mixed media and collage on mylar

#3

17x19in, mixed media and collage on mylar

#4

17x19in, mixed media and collage on mylar

#8

17x19in, mixed media and collage on mylar

Water with Plastic #10 42x72in

42x72in, oil on mylar

Water Column

Gibson with Vertical Migration

114x36in, oil on mylar

Gibson with Vertical Migration

114x36in, oil on mylar

Gibson with Vertical Migration

114x36in, oil on mylar
PROGRESS IN STUDIO with THANKS TO THE INGERSOLL CREATIVE ARTS CENTRE FOR THE USE OF THEIR HIGH CEILINGED SPACE TO PHOTOGRAPH THIS WORK.

Water Column #1

114x35in, oil on mylar

Water Column #2

114x35in, oil on mylar

Vertical Current

114x36in, oil on mylar

Horizontal Current

2 sections - 114x36in, oil on mylar

Oil Spill

114x36in oil on mylar

Vertical Migration (Detail)

114x42in

Water Column & Water with Plastic (Work in Progress)

A water column is a conceptual column of water from the surface of the sea, river or lake to the bottom and is used for environmental studies. My research has inspired the current installation work. The work celebrates the life supporting qualities of our planet waters and deals with the accelerating crisis of global warming.
The Water Column series consists of 8 Mylar panels (seven 114X36in and one 114x42in) which I see presented suspended (randomly) from the ceiling so that viewers can walk through the installation and view the panels from either side. This takes advantage of Mylar`s transparency and allows light to travel through the work the way it travels through water.
I`ve decided to tackle the issue of PLASTIC as separate framed paintings created on layers of semitransparent Mylar as well.