DEAD RECKONING 2018
All oil, acrylic and Galkyd on three panels
These three inflatable boats may be purchased online for sport and recreation. Their model and brand names refer to the blue sea, a bird of prey and a distant planet.
Their quoted selling features describe their benign uses, economic advantages and physical attributes along with ways to extend their lifespan.
These snippets of advertising take on new meaning (or become meaningless) when we think of such boats being used for desperate measures, taking on human cargo far above capacity—inadequate and ill-equipped for journeys longer than a leisurely day on the water.
Their black bottoms face us—bottomless voids.
Can we reckon with our own reflection?
AZZURRO MARE AM330
“Now comes with FREE boat tubes cover to protect boat from damaging UV rays and to extend boat lifespan. Is great as a ship-to-shore dinghy or tender for main ship.”
“Largest vessel in our budget price.”
SEA EAGLE 126SR
“Best suited for those wishing to have more roomy space.”