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After much trial and even more error, artist Nathaniel Stern was finally able to create an underwater casing for a flatbed scanner. With the help of a team, Stern was able to develop custom software and hardware that he would use with his underwater scanner while scuba diving off the coast of Key Largo, Florida in a live coral reef. The resulting images are bold abstractions of the coral that Stern captured with his scanner and mirrors the ripples of water in the way the scanner creates each composition.

text by Canbra Hodsdon

mangrove

Metallic print (2014); 500 x 1000 mm

mangrove
reef

Metallic print (2014); 500 x 1000 mm

reef
school

metallic print (2014); 500 x 1000 mm

school
composition

metallic print (2014); 300 x 500 mm

composition
flower

metallic print (2014); 300 x 500 mm

flower
fossilized

metallic print (2014); 300 x 500 mm

fossilized
jellyfish

metallic print (2014); 300 x 500 mm

jellyfish
mushroom

metallic print (2014); 300 x 500 mm

mushroom
shallow

metallic print (2014); 300 x 500 mm

shallow
formation

metallic print (2014); 210 x 305 mm

formation
bryum

metallic print (2014); 210 x 305 mm

bryum
fanning

metallic print (2014); 210 x 305 mm

fanning
fishness

metallic print (2014); 210 x 305 mm

fishness
metallic

metallic print (2014); 210 x 305 mm

metallic
soft

metallic print (2014); 210 x 305 mm

soft
aqueous

metallic print (2014); 130 x 200 mm

aqueous
shoring

metallic print (2014); 130 x 200 mm

shoring
surfacing

metallic print (2014); 130 x 200 mm

surfacing