She Speaks with the Ocean

She Speaks with the Ocean

This exhibition invites visitors through an immersive installation of the sounds and sights of water, including a mock-lab showing algae growth, imagined maps of the Island’s Great Ponds and the fish they hold, and an opportunity to share the ways in which we all speak with the ocean.

The exhibition is the culmination of a yearlong conversation between artist Marion Wilson and women scientists of the Island, including Emma Green-Beach, Danielle Ewart, and Carole Vandal. Each has a strong connection to the Island and is engaged in deep work around the health and well-being of the water, and each has a different view of the natural world and their stewardship of it. This includes marine life propagation, the enforcement of fishing regulations, and Indigenous Rights of Nature – the belief that nature contains spirit and the capacity to heal.

Marion Wilson is a painter and environmental artist who purchased a floating houseboat – fondly known as “Rascal” in Lagoon Pond – as her studio in May 2021. Wilson uses the boat both as her painting and photography studio and as a public platform for related programming.


From February 11, 2023
To May 7, 2023
Location The Adele H. Waggaman Community Gallery
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