Waterways
The series Waterways was conceived of during an artist residency at Anchor Graphics in Chicago. This series was inspired by articles I had read before traveling to Chicago that addressed humanity’s impact on freshwater fish populations. I became interested in the many medications we ingest on a daily basis and the byproducts that we excrete into the water. Through in depth conversations with a Chicago-based fresh water biologist researching this issue I was able to learn about the impact this is having on the waterways in Illinois. I created a series of prints juxtaposing bathroom plumbing, the human excretory system and topographical maps of waterways in Illinois. This series has since extended and evolved into drawings and animations exploring the systems that provide potable water that as urban dwellers we take for granted.