On the Pond
The Landscape of Catfish Farming in the Delta
Forbes Lipschitz, Justine Holzman
Delta Cultural Center, Helena-West Helena, Arkansas
April 1, 2017 - July 4, 2017
This exhibit represented the context and ecology of catfish farming in the Deep South through illustrative, informative, and regionally specific landscape representations. Inspired by local landscape painters, historical research and field studies, the exhibit consisted of a combination of photography, maps, models and digital drawings that revealed the complex landscape of catfish farming in the Delta.
The research was featured in the cover story of the October 2016 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine, reaching more than 60,000 readers and distributed at the 2016 Annual ASLA Meeting and Expo. Original artwork was featured in Aquaculture Landscapes: Fish Farms and the Public Realm by Michael Ezban and select pieces were exhibited in group shows in Columbus, Ohio and Urbana, Illinois.
The research was made possible by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.