CATALOG NO. B27 2006
Constructed Elements - Sea

Constructed Elements - Sea open

Book open

8" x 10" Closed - Block print cover with hand cut pages and embossed copper sheet

Copies are in private collections

The Artist Book "Constructed Elements - Sea" is part of a body of work investigating natural forces. In this case, I used ocean wave forecasting techniques developed by the U.S. Navy to construct a virtual sea defined as waves arising from storm winds and illustrated this sea's various wave heights and wave distributions as produced by a 30-knot wind. The cover and inside drawing illustrate the wave forms produced by such wind conditions. The cut paper shows the relative heights of waves expected to occur. The embossed copper sheet, printed with an incised plastic plate on an etching press, is a scale model (bird's-eye view) of the distribution of waves, according to the rules of the forecasting technique, in a two-mile by two-mile area of ocean.

Constructed Elements - Sea cover


Constructed Elements - Sea Title page

Title page

Constructed Elements - Sea wave patterns

Wave patterns

Constructed Elements - Sea copper page

Copper page