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. 

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