One day I walked into this magical world of water, marshes, trees, birds, fish, light and sky. A world protected from rising sea levels, climate change, pollution and development. A tidal marsh that only exists in my dreams.
The Tidal Dreams series was photographed at the Black Marsh Natural Area just outside of eastern Baltimore City on property once owned by the Bethlehem Steel Company. Despite being surrounded by an industrial, urban environment, Black Marsh is considered one of the finest examples of a tidal marsh on the upper Chesapeake Bay. It’s a landscape that time forgot. Black Marsh is a reminder of what this endangered landscape, home to many species of birds, fish, and native plants, was like prior to industrialization, and what could be lost.
The Tidal Dreams series was printed on translucent vellum with either silver or white gold leaf backing the image, creating a luminosity on the print's surface. Each print is intimate and unique.
The Tidal Dreams series was exhibited in March 2019 at Project 1628 in Baltimore.