“...the care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope.” ― Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays
Eric works as a land manager and steward for the National Audubon Society, and he is surely a favorite with all visiting the island due to his intimate knowledge of Hog Island and Muscongus Bay and willingness to share with all interested. Unfortunately, he was not too excited about having his photograph taken. I understand. It's not a natural thing for most. ...but he's integral to National Audubon's operations, so I had catch him somehow. Here is my best representation of Eric presenting a geology lesson to the group on a nearby island in the bay. ...not too bad a photo, huh? ...and maybe most appropriate considering Eric. Thanks, Eric, for your stewardship of our shared natural heritage and for helping to make my time on Hog Island fantastic.
Olympus OM-2N 35mm SLR + Zuiko OM Auto-W 21mm f/3.5 lens + Kodak Professional Tri-X black and white film
2017 Artist in Residence
National Audubon Society, Hog Island