For six months during the spring and summer of 2016, I teamed up with NOAA’s Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program as artist in resident. I worked as an embedded member of a three-person field camp at Pearl & Hermes atoll in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. With no existing infrastructure or re-supply and some 1200 miles from Honolulu, all of the things that we needed to live and work in the field for ~4-5 months, including shelter, was both packed in and packed out.
Shelter : 2017 : Canvas wall tent, marine debris, digital projection
Three short films depict life within the Monument and the work of Hawaiian monk seal field biologists. - Audio and video collected within the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument at Pearl and Hermes atoll and French Frigate Shoals under permit numbers PMNM-2016-011 and NMFS 16632-01. - Video compiled by Scott Morrision.