Foreverglades is a public art installation and photography exhibit. I produced a replica of a 1920s freight boat, which inside houses my photographic project that was developed over the course of four years.
Nearly 100 years ago before roads were paved in Florida, boats arrived at a crowded and busy inland port called the Stub Canal Turning Basin. This basin once hosted the arrival of steamboats from the Everglades agricultural region delivering their farm products. Today, the Stub Canal is a retention pond with no trace of its historic identity.
My project involves bringing the stories of the Glades, Western Palm Beach County, back to the original site, and transporting residents to another time in history. I reveal connections to this past through an overall portrait of a region, including images of modern-day workers, farmers, and the life.