Plum Island, Massachusetts

Artwork
Medium:
Photographic Print
Date:
1984
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 8" Width: 10"
Description:
A black and white photo of a beach, in the sand looking out into the water. The tide is low and flat, there is a lip of white foam on the small second wave lapping onto shore. On the left side there is a protrusion of rocks leading out into the water.
Historical Context:
Plum Island, Massachusetts is a barrier island on the northeast coast that was named for it’s abundance of wild beach plum shrubs that grow on the sand dunes. The island is small and quiet, only 11 miles long and is filled with walking and hiking trails. The small inland space is filled with a few houses of those wanting to withstand the wicked winter winds to enjoy the brief summer months of New England climate in peace. In a few years, it’s likely that this coastal space will be inhabitable due to rising sea levels and hurricane impact.