Did You Learn About the Depths From a Book?
Ink on page removed from a 1920 Biology Textbook
Leya Tess 2019
Digitization of Documents Discarded
Because of Digitization
Drawing interventions from a summer spent working at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, documenting, interviewing scientists, researchers, students, and community members.
During this time, the station library was going through digitization and consolidation of their collection.
I managed to salvage a box of century-old scientific plates and maps from their discard pile.
COVID has brought attention to the mutable nature of data interpretation.
I don't believe that ecological systems are static, singular or western specific.
They are ever-changing like the rest of the living, breathing world.
These drawings are about this mutability.