Reworking the Wetlands
Global warming is beginning to alter the structure and functionality of Marin and Sonoma County’s wetlands, which provide sanctuary to vibrant ecosystems. Fortunately, our counties, individuals, and many organizations are trying to provide haven to the endangered species that inhabit the wetlands and other habitats. I was intrigued, and subsequently researched the endangered species living in these habitats.
I chose to depict the flora and fauna with wetlands maps as a metaphor for conservation. The maps in my work were recycled from several working Sonoma County wetlands conservation credit projects. Also, I have recycled fabric scraps and actual marsh detritus into some of the imagery. It is my hope that my work will help remind people of the dangers of losing nature’s diversity, and perhaps inspire them to get involved in some sort of conservation.