The Final Sea

An edition of twenty-five handmade artist books in collaboration with artists Laura Laucella and Steen Sperling, The Final Sea is a collaborative aesthetic meditation on the digital and organic systems that surround us. The book investigates different forms of this essential element historically, politically, sociologically, and speculatively.

This book was created during the winter of the pandemic in an atmosphere of isolation and fear. The poem and illustrations found in The Darkening Waves describe a journey through fear embodied by different bodies of water in mythology- Nu, the Egyptian primordial sea; the River Styx, the river of the dead; and Nieflheim, the mist world. As the narrator travels through these waters, they are imbued with, and therefore inured to, fear.