Silent Salinity explores the relationship between water, global warming and culture. Through a three-year partnership with spatial ecologist Roger Fuller, I examined the dangerously increased salinity levels encroaching on local estuaries, and on consequently our freshwater resources. This work is inspired by these conversations and tells the story symbolically through the medium of salt. Sarah Smith created a documentary film on the project: Conduit: The Art of Science Communication
As the glaciers melt and the snow pack diminishes a perfect storm is brewing at the meeting of our shorelines and river estuaries. Where there was once fresh water, it is now saline.