This series of three art quilts explores issues of water pollution and erosion. Access to clean water is expected to become one of the critical issues of this century, even more important than access to energy resources.
Nearly every day I walk through our neighborhood's greenway, witnessing the erosion along the banks of Angelica Run. An ancient oak will one day soon topple over, as the soil beneath it has been scoured away. Hurricanes (such as Hurricane Bill, pictured in five successive satellite images) are a natural part of our mid-Atlantic environment, but can bring too much water or too little when that natural cycle is disrupted.
"Rhapsody Watershed" depicts the waste of rainwater in my suburban neighborhood, due to impermeable surfaces.
A view of the Chesapeake Bay area. Take a good look at the crescent world above our thin atmosphere; it is not the moon, but an ideal of our own home planet, covered mostly by oceans and clouds. Is it unreachable?