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An experiment in mapping new Caribbean islands.

The Reverie Archipelago paintings are made as a means to share the opportunity for others to imagine new Caribbean spaces. 

I began creating these imaginary islands in collaboration with the ocean. The technique used is salt resist dyeing, where salt placed on the wet fabric causes the pigment to migrate and textures reminiscent of islands and their surrounding waters emerge. Together me and the seasalt map imagined lands- I act as the cartographer, and the salt; which I harvest from the ocean, acts as the hydrographer revealing the seascape beyond my prediction. The final works mimic satellite images of islands or scans of the sea floor where unborn islands lay waiting to emerge. Each painting is my offering to a person as their own island- their own blank slate.

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