Tidepools // We are all connected...

Last December,  the jellies and I came back to the Portland International Airport to install my artwork, "Tidepools".  This time, a much smaller scale than my previous installation.  But this time, it is permanent, and located on Concourse D, where non-stop flights to and from Narita, Japan frequent.

"Waves in,
Waves out,
Witnessing the ever-changing currents that surround.

This piece is dedicated to all lives affected by the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake/Tsunami."

Oh so much to say.  

I shall let these images tell the rest, for now.
More behind the scenes posts will follow.

A huge shout-out to The Weaver House for all the gorgeous images!!  Thank you my dears!

去年の暮れ,クラゲたちと私はまたもやポートランド国際空港に新しい作品、"Tidepools" を展示するために戻って来ました。今回は前回のインスタレーションよりも小規模。だけど今回は成田との直行便が行き来するコンコースDに永久に展示されます!




この作品の写真を撮ってくれたThe Weaver House、素敵な写真を今回もどうもありがとう!


This project would not have been possible without the wonderful support and the encouragement of so many of you, in so many different levels and stages of the project.  I really cannot thank you enough.  Whether it be inviting my jellies to come back, or going to the hardware store with me after a long long day of work, or making me the most amazing breakfast on my last day of installation, or letting my anemones and barnacles invade your living room, to just simply being there, I truly appreciate everything that you are. 

Port of Portland
Greta Blalock
Kert Wright
Teresa,  Lida + Barney O'Donnell
Nuin-Tara Key + Tom Miller
Kyra Plume + Ryan Commandich
My dear family

You are my love!  You are my forever superheroes.

Kert Wright
Barney O'Donnell
Brian Rusch
Greta Blalock
Bonnie Croisant
Maintenance Crew @ Port of Portland

Thank you to my dear mentors + advisors for your insights, encouragement, support and expertise.

Michele Anderson, Abi Hutchinson, Naomi Schliesman, Mike Meggers, John Borgen, Yukari Kaihori, William Barclift IV, Stephen O'Donnell, Shannon Richardson, Justin Oswald, Joe Thurston, Noah Keesecker, David Smith, Joe + Genie Patrick, Debra Beers, Nodoka Kawagoshi, Kylie Neal, Kimberly Long & Erica Damman. 

A big big shout-out to ALL my dear barnacle makers who gathered around and hand-stitched barnacles with me!  You are a source of my energy and inspiration!  Amazing! 

~Team Iowa City~
Margaret Larson*, Mary Larson*, Ellen Van Laere*, Martha Monick, Mike Meggers, Jane Meggers, Eli Katz, Africa Andrea Espina Talamilla, Kimberly Long, Hannah Papineschi, Julian Fleck, Lucie Heck, Pamela Olson, Heather Atkinson, Elizabeth Munger, Noah Keesecker, Schuyler Rahe-Dingbaum, Amber O'Harrow, Mollie Goldstrom*, Jarrett Mitchell, Rebecca Raw*, Tom Oates, Eleanor Oates, Lynne Currie, Jeff Bell, Marion Stern + Rosalynn, Forrest Meggers, Georgette Stern*, Luzi, Maelin & Eila, Anton Jones and Brian.

~Team St. Johns, PDX~
Special thanks to Kert Wright, Babs Adamski and Dre Davey for making this happen!!
Shanon Schollian, Katie + Chris Knox, Ryan Comandich, Kyra Plume, Kirsten Comandich, Laurel Nakanishi, Emily Krafft, Teresa O'Donnell, Saori Willis, Lucy Park, Yoshimi Ito, Sakiko Setaka, Yuri Baxter-Neal, Barb Erlich, Jess Beck, Jessica Jones, Jessica Dennison, Marica Thompson, Amanda Vogelbaum, Jenny Rollins, Annie LoPresti, Jaime Carse, and Bekki Sims.

This is a project that really reminded me that we are all connected.  Whether it be by the big big body of water, or by the amazing and beautiful souls and energy that are around us.




All images by the amazing The Weaver House.

For behind-the scenes process images, search for #tidepoolsflypdx and #itsabarnaclenight on instagram!