This is a monument to remind us of some of our duty to the wetlands and it’s ecosystem, and how we failed that duty in the past. The plant in the monument is a representation of how despite our past failings, we can still return an area like the Bothell wetlands to it’s former beauty. Despite this, we must remember, the skull the plant is growing from. It is the skull of a Grebe, a family of waterfowl that has already lost two of it’s members to extinction, due to our failure to protect it. When someone sees this, I want them to remember what this area used to be, and what it is now, and how fragile our wetlands are.

Artist’s statement

I’ve always liked how the ecology of a wetlands works, and how complex it is. Of course, like any working machine, the more complex it is…

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