Hazardous Shorelines

 

 
The series Hazardous Shorelines takes its title from a warning posted within landfill rubble on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay.  Although intended to safeguard visitors, the admonition seemed open to interpretation.  The solidity of wood and stone and metal and glass is temporal at the water’s edge, and a photograph records only a brief moment in the gradual process of effacement.  Thus, structural evidence of human activity along a coastline is a palimpsest.  Water, wind and time rub its contours smooth, erode its stature, pit its surface, yet still leave visible traces of its original form.  In turn, the coastline itself evolves.  
 

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