Artist's description:

These aerial shots are of industrial salt ponds that have existed in the South Bay since the1800's and are characterized by environmentalists as having taken away the lungs of the Bay. Currently they are a part of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, the largest wetland restoration program on the Pacific Coast which to date has restored over 3,000 acres and when completed will have cost over 100 million dollars. Over the course of the next sixty years, these salt ponds will go back to their natural state. Since 2010 I have gone up once a year in a helicopter to document this epic transformation and I plan to continue to go up once year to document these changes in the Bay as it’s biodiversity dramatically increases.

As caretakers of our environment, we are bound to the missteps of our predecessors. These images are from a larger body of work I have titled "Big Dirty Secrets," in which I hope to highlight environmental issues that are relevant to residents of Silicon Valley. The San Francisco Bay Area leads the nation in environmental awareness, yet it is among the most polluted regions in the country. The intent of this work is to cultivate awareness and provoke meaningful discourse about environmental stewardship.

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Archival inkjet print

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This artwork is sold by Barbara Boissevain from United States

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