Once in a Lifetime Beautiful

Environment + Public
June 10, 2013
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Blue Mind 3 was epic. One guest’s thank you note is so touching and poetic it begs to be shared.

Inspiration overload. This experience has changed my view of art, life and now. Thank you for sharing what you love with me. It was truly a once in a lifetime beautiful.

Van Curaza’s presentation on Operation Surf brought half the room to tears. Here’s a news report about his work teaching veterans to ride waves as surf therapy, and a broader podcast on Blue Mind 3 from the World Ocean Observatory that also explores aspects of Van’s program.

I opened the programming aspect of the three-day event with photographer Karen Glaser and poet laureate Lisa Starr, together giving a presentation on island environs and specifically speaking to the legal implications of erosion on the south shore.

Block Island Sound

The Bluffs

For our piece, we presented dozens of original images, most of which were captured underwater. But one is particularly noteworthy – the only known full panoramic shot of the southern most tip of the island, which I compiled from hundreds of shots I took with a GigaPan mount.

Block Island

Panoramic Field

This locale is undergoing significant coastal erosion and constant change. The deterioration is important to understand for environmental purposes, but also because it’s been deadly.

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