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Floating Marsh


This project, part of Benicia Tryptic, was an artificially created marsh whose linear form could be reconfigured in many different ways for both practical and aesthetic purposes.  Like Biolabyrinth, this temporary project envisioned a possible future permanent project that moves around the waterfront taking various forms over time and serving to filter run-off, ameliorate sea level rise and create habitat for a variety of plants, birds and insects and fish.

 For the opening, the floating marsh was attached to a sailboat that had images relating to processes in the marsh juxtaposed with poetry and information about the historical loss of wetlands around the Bay projected on its sail.

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