What the Tide Brings In It Can Take Away!
Cradled wood panel-assemblage: collage engravings, prints,, antique film holder, wooden case, Three crab specimens, assorted nautical artifacts, milk (casein) painted decorative rag board on panel.
20″ x 16″ x 2¾”
Satin black finished wood.
21″ x 17″ x 2½”
Note: Nelson, Laurence: Between the Lines (colored beach tide photograph), Globe Odyssey Design, 1985.
Rising sea levels brings new meaning to getting your feet wet or keeping your head above water.
Sources: Diffenbaugh, N.: How We Know It Was climate Change, N.Y. Times, December 31, 2017. ______: Answers to The Future Flooding Quiz, N.Y. Times, April 22, 2018.
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THE COMING TIDEDRAFT
WHAT THE TIDE BRINGS IN IT CAN TAKE AWAY!
The becalmed ship and thirsty sailor in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner exclaims “Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink.”1. The source for most of that water came from an abundance of a interstellar molecular cloud of ice existing billions of years ago during the formation of our solar system and sun. 2.
Our science is based on salt water typically freezing at 28.4 degrees Fahrenheit. The moon’s position and gravitational effects on our oceans causes two high and low tides (four tides daily every 6.12 hours) as our planet rotates every 24 hours and some 50 minutes. These factors have consistently supported the quality and existence of life on earth now threats it.
Threatened by air borne pollutants (carbon dioxide, methane, etc.) coming from chimney stacks, £racking, forest fires, auto tailpipes, etc. These conditions are collectively warming our atmosphere, promoting the melting of the ice caps and causing rising sea levels, flooding, damaging storms, etc. With each high or surging tide accumulating flosam or floating objects may come ashore to be salvaged by someone. While the receding low tide may return them to the sea.
Some objects may be considered trash and others may be considered treasures. All of them coming from the sea have a story to tell that may remain unknown. The assemblage artwork, The Coming Tide incorporates objects claimed from the sea including other ephemera that tells another story about our history and evolving recent relationship with the sea.
Image: Photo by Laurence Nelson c. & distributed by Global Odyssey Design