ANTHROPOCENE BEACH

Completion Date: 2022 • Elliott Bay Seawall, Seattle, WA

The conceptual art work framed here is intended to provide multiple levels of engagement, including habitat enhancement. Both marine and shoreline habitat are addressed, acknowledging the interdependence of the two realms. Additionally, future discussions are anticipated to address the relationship of the beach to the promenade, the roadway and to Pioneer Square.

It is hoped that collaborative efforts can leverage what are considered site-specific and metaphorical actions to create integrated functioning habitat enhancements and provide pedagogical encounters. The environmental restoration of the encroachment at urban water's edge calls for an honest transparent aesthetic, one that has dynamic agility in the face of the influences of climate change as we enter what is now considered the human influenced Anthropocene Epoch.