A Contemplation of Mangroves
Price - Not for Sale
This painting given as a gift to The Institute of Environmental Studies at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Materials - Watercolor, pencil, paper, semi-gloss varnish.
Size - 32’’ x 26’’
Year - 2019
Inspired by The Reclamation Project and the city it was born from, A Contemplation of Mangroves invokes the essence of Miami and the natural beauty that defines South Florida. Produced alongside a scientific inquiry into sea-level rise at the Institute of Water and Climate Risk, this painting and the depiction of its process complete a study on tidal inundation and the invading sea.
As sea levels rise, how will we reckon with managed retreat? We look to Miami for the answer and find a solution on her shores; A forest of migrating mangroves, breaking waves and fortifying land, filtering our freshwater supply, rich with the endless blessings of biodiversity and an ecosystem we’d do well to accommodate and protect.