Sustaining Life will be installed in a new 11-story office tower at 321 Harrison Avenue in Boston. The above painting will be translated into a 23-foot by 60-foot wall installation in the lobby of the building. This project was commissioned by development partners CIM Group and Nordblom Company.
Sustaining Life weaves together elements of both being in water and looking from above with composite perspectives of Boston. It is a metaphor for the interconnectedness of all life.
Most of my paintings since 2015 are about our environment, more specifically about seagrass habitats, she said. Our seagrass here in Massachusetts is called Zostera Marina, or more commonly known as eelgrass. It is a crucial contributor to our ecosystem that feeds and sustains the region going back for centuries. My work is inspired by eelgrass restoration projects and my collaborations with local marine ecologists. I love being in the field with these wonderful scientists, helping to bring awareness to the vital importance of this ecosystem.
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