79 degrees N. longitude
This object/photo series was made in October during a month-long tall ship expedition through the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. In response to the absence of navigational signage in the Arctic wilderness and as a way to interact directly with the landscape, I collected and painted weathered stones with watercolors using designs inspired by nautical and infrastructural patterns. A photograph was composed of each stone in the boundless landscape. Signaling a danger, safe passage, or something less tangible, like sea-level rise, my attempts, are a way of personally negotiating climate change in a d-i-y manner.