Drawing, 2015

Oceanus is a figure from Greek mythology (Okeanos in greek), personifying the great river encircling the world. Originally thought to represent just the bodies of salt water known to the ancient Greeks, but as geography became more accurate, Oceanus came to signify the stranger, more unknown waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

The drawings present a map of the world’s oceans I have constructed based on maps of constant-scale and Myriahedral projection. I have omitted the land completely and drawn the coast as a continuous line.

I am exploring various versions of this work:

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Okeanos (Surface), ink on paper, 100 x 70 cm, 2015 (Sold – Private Collection)

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Okeanos (Deepest Points), graphite on paper, 150 x 120 cm, 2015
The surface is covered in crochet patter, each centre marks the deepest points of the three main oceans (Atlantic, Indian and Pacific).

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Okeanos (Lace), ink on paper, 100 x 70 cm, 2015
The surface is covered in a lace honeycomb pattern.

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Okeanos (Lace) – Detail, ink on paper, 100 x 70 cm, 2015