The dragonfish is a small bioluminescent deepwater predator inhabiting the abyssal depths of the north and west Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. Its body is translucent, and its prey are also often bioluminescent, so the dragonfish’s stomach is black to hide the lights of the things it’s eaten within it.
This print is from a series made for an installation at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, OR, part of a collaboration with Swoon. The installation is composed of four panels collaged with prints showing four realms of the ocean affected by human activity, and is on view through the summer.
This print was embossed by hand onto Okawara printmaking paper at Flight 64 Studio in Portland.