Suspensions (2018)

High-definition scans of blue-green algae collected from blooms in Lake Ontario.

Blue-green algae is a toxic photosynthetic bacteria, currently blanketing large sections of the Great Lakes as the result of warming seasonal temperatures, agricultural trends, and waste water overflow.  

Drops of contaminated water are evaporated on scientific glass and lens elements harvested from data projectors. Layers of glass are stacked, arranged, and film-scanned to create large-scale digital images (Dimensions: 42x42 inches. Inkjet prints on aluminum panels).

Produced and presented with support from the Ontario Arts Council.