3. Monument to a Missing Island

Destruction is a central part of any creative act. In building a monument to Flood Rock, I chose to represent the moment of it's destruction, the explosion beneath the island which shattered the rock and allowed it to be hauled away by barges.  The images of the island's destruction show giant plumes of water shooting in the air like a series of fountains.

I collected over a dozen illustrations and historical photographs showing the explosion and began to map the image, trying to understand where the photographs were made and working to create a three dimensional image.