New York City

Project by: Eve Mosher
With Support from: The Canary Project

HighWaterLine was the original public artwork on the New York city waterfront that created an immediate visual and local understanding of the affects of climate change. Eve marked the 10-feet above sea level line by drawing a blue chalk line and installing illuminated beacons in parks. The line marks the extent of increased flooding brought on by stronger and more frequent storms as a result of climate change.

During the summer of 2007, Eve walked, chalked and marked almost 70 miles of coastline. As she was out in the public creating the work, Eve had a chance to engage in conversations about climate change and its potential impacts.

You can access the website of the original project here: HighWaterLine |NYC (please note this is an archival site, some days my be outdated and links broken)

New York Times
The New Yorker
ABC News
Le Monde
Discovery Channel News

This project was made possible with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts. In Kings County the Decentralization Program is administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC).

This project is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Development Fund of the New York Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC).

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