Overlook, 2018   Archival Pigment, 40 x 40 inches  

Overlook, 2018

Archival Pigment, 40 x 40 inches
 

Deluge: The Flood Project (2015 - 2018)

In 2015, a slow moving storm system dropped tremendous precipitation across Texas, causing the local Cross Timbers landscape to become otherworldly as the surface of the lake rose precipitously and then hovered at the level of the forest canopy for several months. The long-term flooding in the river corridor caused major disruptions to the ecosystem.

When the waters eventually receded, beaver gnaw marks on trees traced the changing height of the lake surface, white powdery residue revealed the waterline of the submerged landscape, and Eastern Red Cedars became gray skeletons, to be replaced by plants whose seeds were introduced by the flood waters. 

I photographed this area from the waters’ edge, from a boat, and by wading into the floodwaters themselves for more than 3 years, tracking the changes in the landscape during the floods and their aftermaths. Canoeing deep into the flooded forest canopy, 4 x 7 ft. sheets of paper were suspended for several weeks at a time to create hydrographs that directly recorded the water height.


High Water, 2018

35 x 72 inches

 

 

Post Oak, 2018

Archival Pigment 40 x 40 inches
 

Timeline, 2018

Archival Pigment Print, 40 x 60 inches

Banquet, 2018

Archival Pigment, 40 x 60 inches

Bottomlands, 2018

Archival Pigment Photograph, 30 x 88 inches

  Copse, 2018   Archival Pigment, 40 x 60 inches

Copse, 2018

Archival Pigment, 40 x 60 inches

Surface

Archival Pigment, 40 x 40 inches

Hydrograph #9, 2018

Flood Water and Flotsam on Paper, 44 x 84 inches

 Hydrograph #7, 2018  Flood Water and Flotsam on paper, 44 x 70 inches

Hydrograph #7, 2018

Flood Water and Flotsam on paper, 44 x 70 inches

Detail, Hydrograph #7

 

  Second Meadow

Second Meadow