Shifting exhibition photographic images
Fort Proctor near Hopedale, Louisiana
Area where the land loss is obvious, Fort Proctor. Below is the rock formation built by the corp of engineers for the MRGO or the Mississppi River Gulf Outlet
Tiny grass islands are all that remains of a once healthy marsh due to salt water entering a fresh water marsh area too rapidly. On the right are cut outs or canals cut through the marshes, without proper restoring of the marshes without proper back fill.
Cut out channels in the Marshes outside of New Orleans
Saltwater intrusion caused this cypress forest to diminish, and the marshes are in decline.
The next phase of marsh degradation from saltwater intrusion.
Dead Cypress and Marsh loss due to saltwater intrusion.
Entrance to the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet near Lake Borgne Archival chromogenic photograph, 2009
Spoonbills, White ibis', gulls, terns, blue herons, egrets, and more fly above the Anderson island rookerie near Hopedale, LA.
Clear waters near Hopedale, Louisiana 30"x40"
Fall in the Atchafalaya Basin
Healthy marshes outside of New Orleans near the Turiano Lagoon.
One of the three tributaries at the mouth of the Mississippi river where there are no levees and the land is able to rebuild.
The mouth of the Mississippi river that has jetties that force the alluvial soil off the continental shelf- to avoid island formation for uninterrupted commerce to pass. (Built by the Corps of Engineers and based on James Ead's design)
Atchafalaya Basin morning. Winter.
Early morning in the Atchafalaya Basin, with fog
Marshes just outside of New Orleans.
Marsh burning and Marsh Terracing are techniques used to regenerate the marshes
Oil in the Gulf of Mexico during the April 2010 Deepwater horizon oil spill Oil in the Gulf of Mexico during the BP Deepwater horizon oil spill in 2010
Deepwater horizon oil spill May 31st, 2010
One technique used to remove oil from the BP oil spill.
Healthy Cypress Forest in St. Rose, LA.
Cypress Tree near possum cove with the ever changing water line on its trunk
Directly opposite the mouth of the Mississippi River, where the fresh water meets the salty Gulf waters.
The red streaks that look like veins are a chemical reaction of the oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico being exposed to sunlight turning it red.
This rookerie near Grand Isle which hosted pelicans and egrets galore was contaminated with oil from the BP oil spill
Dispersant in the Gulf near the Chandeleur Islands.
Moose like oil near Pass a Loutre (by the mouth of the river)
Sand from the Waveland beaches show signs of tiny beach life as oil starts to creep in
Booms fail to protect these bird nesting rookerie islands near Grand Isle, Louisiana
One of a string of Islands known as the Chandeleur Islands in the Gulf of Mexico
Judge Williams fishing for oysters at beginning of the Gulf oil spill. Middle shot is a piece from the exploded rig Dye sublimated photographs on silk 120"x60"
Northern Chandeleur Island
Major Diversion of water from the Mississippi River to the Lake Ponchartrain during the spring rising tide of 2011
Mississippi River rising waters, 2011. Left is the Bonnet Carre Spillway, center are farmlands burned in preparation for the floodwaters, right flooded farmlands and riparian forests
Levees, developments in marshes, Industry
One of the longest bridges in the world over Lake Ponchartrain
Oil epxloration tracks in the marshes on the upper left, and channels cut out of marshes expedite land erosion
The mouth of the Mississippi River
The mouth of the Atchafalaya River
Near the mouth of the Atchafalaya river