When we refer to "bodies of water," we mean to suggest a humanization or personalization of the subject. Bodies are things central to a complex system, vessels containing vital and valuable material. We identify waters in this way because it allows us to reconcile their scale and power and to appreciate their virtuosity in a more sensitive way. We take care of bodies because a failure to do so has negative effects on the systems and apparatuses they support. What is our responsibility to a body?
When dry ground is represented as void; one can clearly depict the continuity of the wet.
The intimate knowledge of seafaring vessels accumulated through the practice of shipbreaking provides insight into the structural forms appropriate for a seaborne habitat. As water rises, construction begins in earnest atop the cargo hatches, reversing the typical model of dismantlement in favor of the deliberate planning and pursuit of new territory.
Active amphibious zones in constant fluctuation depend on flexible infrastructures to communicate safe passage. The buoy provides a vertically mobile messaging system, communicating with vessels to help navigate shallow shipping lanes, or sending ahead warning of impending danger.
Human refuse carelessly discarded accumulates around the globe; often dispersed through inland waterways and settling in the planet's seas. Vast quantities of garbage amass, destroying eco-sysems at a multi-plicity of scales and preventing natural aquatic growth.