A Painting for Seafloor Dwellers
I had the rare opportunity to be one of the few artists to display art on the ocean floor via a panel on the Schmidt Ocean Institute's ROV submersible named SuBastian. The ROV is deployed from the R/V Falkor and travels to the bottom of the ocean to survey and collect info on the mysterious deep sea.
For the panel, I painted Antler Coral, Pocillopora grandis, since it is home to various fish and invertebrates all around the Hawai’i Island Chain — a true keystone species.
Read a blog entry about the ROV painting process on Schmidt Ocean Institute's cruise log.