My internship is at the Hatfield Marine Science Center. This is the first summer this particular internship is running, which seeks to combine art and science with interdisciplinary work. I plan on hosting drawing workshops for scientists, locals, and visitors. These workshops will examine where art and science overlap - observation.
I am looking forward to many aspects of this internship. As an eco-artist working on ocean issues, being near the sea daily is critical to my art practice (and my well-being, as the ocean feel more like home than anywhere else). Working alongside marine scientists will provide an exciting perspective, especially if I get to spend time on a research vessel at sea. This experience will be an immersion into the fields that fascinated me and an immersion into various methods of knowledge production. It will inform my art practice, providing me with insights on the most effective way to promote positive change with my art.