Betsy Cain is a visual artist and environmental activist living on the marsh on the coast
of Georgia. Since 2007 she and her husband, photographer David Kaminsky, have
been responding to and documenting the severe environmental impacts of a neighbor’s
state permitted nine-hundred-and-eighty-foot dock that reaches out into the shallow
tidal estuary of Tom Creek on Wilmington Island in Savannah, Ga. Their response has
been on two basic fronts: as residents concerned for the health of the estuary/salt marsh
in front of their home and as artists deeply tied to and influenced by their natural
This response has inspired action in several realms including a local community-level
conservation effort and a highly personal, artistic response, as well as a public dialogue
of philosophical and ethical dimension.
The exhibit explores both an artistic interpretation and a pragmatic exercise in
environmental conservation, raising questions and challenges to understand complex
eco-systems and the socio-political-cultural processes of how societies affect and are
affected by their natural environments.
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