artist at sea (2015) 2018-06-05T02:25:01+00:00

Artist at Sea 2015
Galapagos to San Diego

Sponsored by Ocean Exploration Trust, Rutstein was an Artist in Residence on board the Nautilus science exploration vessel, as it sailed from the Galapagos Islands to Southern California in July 2015. During the three-week expedition, she set up a studio in the wet lab of the ship, while also serving as a science communication fellow responsible for communicating with museum groups through telepresence about the scientific exploration taking place. Rutstein collaborated with scientists who were mapping the ocean floor using multi beam sonar technology, and incorporated the live feed of data into her paintings. Using these data sets, Rutstein has created larger scale works back in her Philadelphia studio.

Galapagos I, 120x60", acrylic on canvas

Galapagos II, 120x60", acrylic on canvas

Galapagos III, 60x60", acrylic on canvas. 2017

Galapagos IV, 60x60", acrylic on canvas. 2017

Galapagos V, 66x60", acrylic on canvas. 2017

Galapagos VI, 48x48", acrylic on canvas. 2018

Lazaro Cardena Canyon, 10x30", acrylic on canvas, 2015. Created at sea on board the Nautilus

Galapagos Seamounts, 10x30", acrylic on canvas, 2015. Created at sea on board the Nautilus

Galapagos Seamounts 2, 10x30", acrylic on canvas, 2015. Created at sea on board the Nautilus

Galapagos Seamounts 3, 10x30", acrylic on canvas, 2015. Created at sea on board the Nautilus

Nicole's Caldera, 10x30", acrylic on canvas, 2015. Created at sea on board the Nautilus

Northern Mexican Coast, 10x30", acrylic on canvas, 2015. Created at sea on board the Nautilus

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