Gelata (2020), shot entirely underwater, 70 feet beneath the surface of Cozumel, Mexico, archives my interactions with a large-scale sculptural... Read More
Gelata (2020), shot entirely underwater, 70 feet beneath the surface of Cozumel, Mexico, archives my interactions with a large-scale sculptural enclosure––a jellyfish, a womb, a form to think, see, and feel with. It is a meditation on my human belonging in an oceanic ecosystem that is simultaneously otherworldly and intimately familiar. I am made mostly of water, after all. On the seafloor, I occupy a fluctuating position between insider and outsider, which is amplified by my movement in and out of the jellyfish-like enclosure. This semi-transparent, glimmering form both accentuates and conceals my humanness. It allows me to experience the ocean from a different vantage but does not grant me access, of course, to the richly detailed self-worlds of other creatures.