THE RHYTHM OF THE TIDES
In 2015 and 2016, I helped paint a multi-floor mural in the Grand Manan Museum, working with three other artists, research scientists from the Bowdoin Scientific Station and the Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station, and the museum director. The mural depicts ecosystems typical to the Bay of Fundy, which is defined by its extreme tidal range. The intent of the project was to create an immersive experience of the complex and fragile ecosystem for both tourists and the local community. The various walls focus on the natural history of plant and animal species and islanders’ current and historic relationship with their ecosystem. The Grand Manan Mural Project was a two year collaboration between the Bowdoin Scientific Station on Kent Island and the Grand Manan Museum, in the Grand Manan archipelago of New Brunswick, Canada. In 2015 I worked with fellow Bowdoin College student Isaac Jaegerman and Grand Manan artist Sara Griffin to paint the first three walls. Mount Allison University student Shauna Gass joined the project in 2016 to complete the mural. The intent of the project was to create an immersive experience of the complex and fragile ecosystem for both tourists and the local community.