[multimedia / cut paper assemblage] Daniel Stuelpnagel 2013
This was a scan of miscellaneous materials that will lead to more such pieces, since the pigment soaked paper towel yields a realistic fish-scale texture.
The map fragment and stencil with dried ink make it seem kind of raw and strange, though it’s still very subtle and kind of simple, the overall appearance manages to convey the slightly disturbing tone that haunts many of these fish, makes me think of those books by Nick Bantock.
Why disturbing? Because their habitat is disturbed by pollution, radiation, climate change, sonar testing, increasing salinity, industrial waste and pretty much everything human society can throw in there, so this whole series is kind of a visual commentary on the beauty of the undersea world and the changes happening there.