Plum Island, Massachusetts

Artwork
Medium:
Photographic Print
Date:
1984
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 8" Width: 10"
Description:
A black and white photo on a beach from the sand looking at the water. The water is far in the distance and the sand is shiny with sections that are rippled and pooled with water, showing that it's low tide. The sun, which is not visible in the picture, gleams off of a section of the sand on the left.
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.