UNDER CURRENT


special thanks to:
Esther Watson
Eric Nyquist
Steve Weissman
Shana Goffredi

Sponsored by J. Craig Venter Institute , this project was the culmination of a 14-week exploration on the intersection of art and science. Interpreting a lecture on deep-sea lifeforms, particularly the Osedax and the idea of whale falls, the project took shape as a continuous vertical comic that use whales as narrative vehicles of profound concepts. Ultimately, it delves into the interconnectedness of living things, addressing things like symbiosis between Osedax and bacteria, whale carcasses as a thriving ecosystem, human impact of whale populations, amongst other things. The form itself alludes to the flow of currents and waves of the ocean, playing with seamless transitions and color story.