Invaders of the Great Lakes: Zebra Mussels.

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Creator

Mary Clare Butler

Title

Invaders of the Great Lakes: Zebra Mussels.

Publisher

Fata Morgana Press

Date

2019

Coverage

Chicago

Subject

Four-color wood type poster. 13" x 19".

Description

I grew up spending weekends at Lake Erie state parks. Grey pebble beaches and forested trails influenced my understanding of what "going to the beach" looks like—a long horizon, shorebirds, and the occasional commercial ship. Cargo vessels also brought "invaders" (zebra mussels), that continue to impact the Great Lakes' ecosystem, including a coastline now peppered with bivalve shells. Butler's poster is from a series of broadsides created with an accompanying contemporary "field guide" to environmental concerns.

Relation

From the collection of Diane Dias De Fazio