Mary Clare Butler
Invaders of the Great Lakes: Zebra Mussels.
Fata Morgana Press
Four-color wood type poster. 13" x 19".
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.
From the collection of Diane Dias De Fazio