Juxtapoz

small-305x210-metallic

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

Metallic print (2014); 500 x 1000 mm

mangrove

Metallic print (2014); 500 x 1000 mm

reef

metallic print (2014); 500 x 1000 mm

school

metallic print (2014); 300 x 500 mm

composition

metallic print (2014); 300 x 500 mm

flower

metallic print (2014); 300 x 500 mm

fossilized

metallic print (2014); 300 x 500 mm

jellyfish

metallic print (2014); 300 x 500 mm

mushroom

metallic print (2014); 300 x 500 mm

shallow

metallic print (2014); 210 x 305 mm

formation

metallic print (2014); 210 x 305 mm

bryum

metallic print (2014); 210 x 305 mm

fanning

metallic print (2014); 210 x 305 mm

fishness

metallic print (2014); 210 x 305 mm

metallic

metallic print (2014); 210 x 305 mm

soft

metallic print (2014); 130 x 200 mm

aqueous

metallic print (2014); 130 x 200 mm

shoring

metallic print (2014); 130 x 200 mm

surfacing