Wallace Heim writes:
The Talk of the Town in the New Yorker last week was all about Sandy. Elizabeth Kolbert framed her piece on the impossibility of flood protection around an artwork by Eve Mosher.
Using a Heavy Hitter, the machine to make chalk lines on baseball fields, Mosher drew a blue line around the edge of Brooklyn and lower Manhattan ten feet above sea level, the height that waters were expected to rise during a once-in-a-hundred-year flood.
Mosherâ€™s plan with High Water Line was to leave a visual mark and to open up a space for conversation, in 2007.
“I have pictures of where I drew the line and, if you look at the debris line, theyâ€™re pretty close”, Mosher writes on her blog, continuing, “I never wanted to be right.”
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