The Marianas Trench is the deepest part of the world’s oceans, located in the western Pacific Ocean. It reaches a maximum-known depth of 10,994 meters in a valley in its floor known as Challenger Deep.
This is from my series Home Towns, where I paint a person’s origins, layered with their present.
This is Logan, Iowa, the home town of my personal trainer. It features a water tower (of course!), the town as it appears on a map (highways and river marked), and a hint of da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, an homage to his profession and his dedication to continuous learning. He is not himself blind or a reader of Braille, but he likes the motif, and so I included it.
The Plate Tectonics series explores something that fascinates me. Seriously, look it up. It’s rad.
The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake occurred at 00:58:53 UTC on 26 December with the epicenter off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The shock had a moment magnitude of 9.1–9.3 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX.
Mixed media (wood board, contact lens case lid, yogurt lid, wire, foam board, molding paste, acrylic paint, spray paint, white ink); 2017