Josh Liberman, “Offering,” archival pigment on paper, 2018. (Edition of 5)

Mangroves

Few organisms rival the mangrove’s ability to fill so many diverse roles.  They help combat erosion and storm-surge, remove large amounts of carbon from the atmosphere, and serve as a breeding ground and nursery for countless animals.  They fall victim to development as their habitats are replaced by man-made barriers such as sprawling sea-walls and rising condos.

In response to their uniqueness and importance for the continued health of our local ecosystem, artist Josh Liberman documents the pollution trapped by mangrove roots in an effort to reduce careless consumption.