Blackwater Wild Life refuge on Marylands Eastern shore is most famously known as the temporary home to migrating waterfowl who travel the Atlantic Flyway. The sanctuary, a mix of tidal wetlands, open fields, and mixed forest provides abundant opportunities to experience the unusual landscape and birds. The name blackwater comes is a tribute to the water's deep red-brown color, the result of the tannin that is deposited from nearby peat bogs. Over the years I have taken 100's of photographs and drawn an equal number of sketches recording the ever-changing landscape employing those as the basis of muchof my work.
Recycled materials, woven copper, chemical patina, polychrome 10.75” x 8.5" x 8.5"