Peter Matthews

A Volume of Ocean Knowledge

2013. Hardback paper books bound in copper wire with water from Atlantic Ocean and wooden plinth.  107cm height x 30cm width.

Five books about ocean related subjects such as sailing, navigation, deep water and ocean stories are bound together by copper wire. These books drift in free association for hours of time, half submerged and half exposed in the Atlantic Ocean. Saturated and heavier in mass after this odyssey, A Volume of Ocean Knowledge seeks to absorb into its form and material ocean knowledge through an extended object and subject relationship of time and place.