2019 - present
What I Saw in the Water highlights the deterioration of the Gulf Coast, reflecting the grief and sorrows born from the environmental catastrophes that linger across the landscape. Using photographs in conjunction with image transfer, I offer viewers a chance to immerse themselves in a story of environmental and cultural devastation and the overwhelming sense of suffering, loss, and repetition affiliated. While the story is rooted in my experiences, universal themes resonate throughout: environmental destruction, ruminations on place and its effects on identity, cultural history, and the importance of remembering.
Grief is an important word to remember when thinking of the Gulf Coast, and the suffrage, both past, and present is etched into the culture. While catastrophic events come and go, the damage remains on the seafloor, waiting to resurface.