A year with the Great Salt Lake
In uncertainty I had to create.
That's why I first stood on the salted shores of the Great Salt Lake. Its low waters rang, its wind pushed, and the place grabbed me.
It felt as imposing as my future.
I devoted the next year to the Lake, a landscape that Wallace Stegner said "rubs the senses raw." The result: a series of videos—or rather meditations—on the Lake, my personal journey, and a community's apathetic relationship to the saline landscape.
The project, entitled A Day with Salt, is found here. Below are two videos within the series. The first, lacustrine, is a poetic introduction to the Lake's ecosystem. The second, remonstration, deals with the current threat to the Lake--the Bear River Development Project.
lacustrine / of or relating to a lake /
remonstration / a plea /
can calm itself
so can you.
-meditation, Nayyirah Waheed