C. Arnolds statement - “Although it’s important to be aware of the challenges facing those who work at sea, the most essential message of all comes from the spirit of this way of life. Whether we are landlocked in the mountains, or out on a boat at sea, the hard work, passion, blood and guts of this profession speak to a vitality that I hope will inspire the viewer on his/her own personal journey.”

M. Machado statement - “The ports and people I have worked alongside have become intertwined with the layers of my art, a visual story-telling based on my own experience but reaching back into the history of maritime exploration, colonialism, and ultimately our core human relationship with the sea.”