Scott Schuldt
Duwamish
Spruce, acrylic paint, liinseed oil, 2012

The Duwamish is Seattle's industrial river. Once a source of salmon and rich wetlands, the meanders have been straightened and the water and soils polluted by careless dumping of industrial waste. One side of the blade is an 1890 map of the river. The other side is contemporary with the four Super Fund sites marked in yellow. Notice that stub ends of the original meanders still exist on the contemporary river.






contemporary



1890