Atema often deals in water.
And it is the ocean, more than anything, that gives Atema's work it’s connection to place and scale. When we see this work it brings the lens out wide, hovering between worlds and time -----> pushing through the noise to connect the dots.
We live on a water planet, we ourselves made of it.
There are other themes and characters that embody this unique work such as evaporation, jellyships, oil rigs, spitting diamonds, volcanos, sea rise, seed pods, and the number 3.