In spring 2014 I spent six weeks at sea accompanying a team from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution as a resident artist and member of the outreach team for a scientific research cruise. The purpose of the cruise was to investigate under-ice plankton blooms in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska, and I was along to help communicate ideas from the research to the public through art and writing. While onboard the Healy I participated in the scientific data collection, wrote a blog
, contributed to the official outreach website
, and built up an image bank of drawings to work from to create more finished artwork back on land. I also co-taught a series of science and art workshops at a local high school before the cruise and took part in an NPR story
about the expedition. These are the drawings I made onboard the ship.