(Photo Credit: Dust Storm at Catfish Sink by Karen Glaser)

Working as an Artist-in-Residence at Big Cypress National Preserve and the Everglades National Park in Florida, Karen Glaser has been “documenting and interpreting the primitive grandeur of the Greater Everglades ecosystem and its primordial swamps [since 1992].” Her photographs—most of which are shot under or looking down upon a surface of water—demonstrate the visual filtration and refraction of water, light and colors. Her photograph, Dust Storm at Catfish Sink, was selected for the Center’s “Elements of Water” exhibition. The image examines the flow of an underwater ecosystem as it comes in contact with the chaotic, windblown conditions that exist above water.

The following is an excerpt from Glaser’s artist statement:

“Dust Storm at Catfish Sink was shot beneath the water’s surface in a geographical location that is both seductive and sickening. This place is Florida; home to some of the most unique and breathtaking ecosystems in the world, but a home that must live alongside unceasing development … We all know what post Disney strip malls, towering condominiums and McMansions look like. I want to show you what you haven’t seen. I bring you unique views of rare landscapes.”

More of Karen’s work can be found at: