A series of works inspired by Estess’s time on Sado Island. Estess created the pieces after seeing a fish print in a fishing tackle shop, and used old fishing nets, pieces of plastic, and seaweed collected on the beach. Impressions of Sado Island is a meditation on biodegradation, permanence, and the effects of pollution on wild marine life.
Born in 1989.
An artist and marine scientist based in California, Estess’s work, which includes sculptures and block prints, focuses on the impact human activity has on the ocean. Estess earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in environmental science from Stanford University, where he also studied oceanography and studio art. He currently owns an art studio and gallery in Santa Cruz, and conducts research on the ecology of bluefin tuna at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
onto Sado Island.