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A Diptych of Depth and Distance 

Collaborative artwork by Bailey Ferguson and Michelle Schwengel-Regala

The stitches trace the routes these artists took across the great blue expanse, linking them to the history of the region.  Acknowledging that these modern voyages were made possible with state-of-the-art technology, homage is paid to the generations of ancient seafarers who navigated these routes for centuries.  Through this collaboration Bailey and Michelle have exchanged ideas and materials, crossing boundaries and bridging islands. The two formed interdisciplinary connections across art, science, and navigation.  May the spirit of kīpaipai also encourage and inspire you to be curious about and care for the deep sea, one of our planet’s last frontiers. 

A Diptych of Depth and Distance, 2020

Acrylic, pastel, equatorial seawater, reflective thread, and copperpoint on archival paper mounted to wood

16 x 24 x 1.5” (diptych, 2 panels 16 x 12 x 1.5”)

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