Artwork > Tails of the Atlantic

Fluke Models- first cuts
Poplar wood
24” x 8-10” x 3/4”
2018
Fluke Models- Mach 1
Poplar wood
24” x 8-10” x 3/4”
2018
Fluke Model detail- trailing edges
Poplar wood
24” x 8-10” x 3/4”
2018

Tails of the Atlantic is a collection of handmade learning tools that demand little maintenance and can be easily reproduced by the artist, with the potential for other naturalists to temporarily manipulate or enhance each replica. Interactive fluke models will further engage passengers before and after live sightings, to prolong encounters that are often experienced in brevity. Adding art to the narrative enables the educator to communicate across age and language barriers. These customized learning tools will also extend the whale watch experience to those with physical or sensory impairments.

Funding is provided under the 2018 Carole A. Carlson Whale Watch Naturalist Education Award.