Movement Painting (Visual Barometer)

From the moment the engine turned on and we were piloted out of Honolulu Harbor, I was hyper-aware of every movement: each roll and pitch of the ship—as it tilted side to side, front to back—it was really new experience for me. As a way to document this movement, I wanted to conduct a daily exercise that would show the changing conditions of our journey, something akin to a visual diary of our 14 days at sea.


Read a blog entry about the Movement Paintings on Schmidt Ocean Institute's cruise log. 

Publication: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: Expedition artists paint a picture of science exploration

" Ferguson hopes that her works will help nonscientists interpret data without requiring them to digest numbers on a page. In her Movement Painting series, she created a “visual barometer” of weather conditions during her time at sea. "

Carolyn Beans / Science Writer 
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

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