Fall of the Booker T. Washington Summer Home

I’ve always been interested in the impact of humans on the natural world.  The struggles for each to survive. 

Since the turn of the century, much of my work reflects on the current state of affairs in the United States and in contemporary society. 

Booker T. Washington Summer Home, a recognized Landmark Property, and registered for the National Register of Historic Places, epitomizes both these themes as it represents the struggle of African Americans to survive in a white dominated country. This landmark property owned by a former slave turned university founder, author, world leader and part of American history and her African legacy is slowly being destroyed by corruption and greed. 

On the other hand it also shows the ongoing battle for nature to reclaim her own, as this property is slowly being swallowed by the world around her and will eventually be dragged down to the sea. 

Life on LI is more than pretty flowers and sea shores. It is a microcosm of America and the troubles we face today. 

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