I am an artist who collaborates with scientists and environmentalists to find solutions to issues of sustainability. Here you will find posts about ongoing research projects. The main focus of my research currently is working with a team of engineers and watershed experts to remediate streams polluted by acid mine drainage from abandoned coal mines.
Bubbling acid mine seep at Carbondale, Ohio red and orange is iron oxide deposits, green streaks are bacteria and algae
Acid mine swamp at Oreton, Ohio
Stream with iron and acid mine drainage in Sulfur Springs Hollow, Ohio
Acid mine seep called “Bat Gate” in Sulfur Spring Hollow, Ohio
Extracting samples from stream catch of iron and acid mine drainage in Sulfur Springs Hollow, Ohio
Filtering suspended iron oxide from stream catch of iron and acid mine drainage in Sulfur Springs Hollow, Ohio
Dried and processed raw iron oxide pigment from Sulfur Springs Hollow, Ohio
The same iron oxide pigment from Sulfur Springs Hollow fired at 1000 degrees Celsius
The poster highlights our story and process of turning AMD to paint, and the remediation of polluted streams in SE Ohio.
Guy Riefler, Michelle Shively and me posing next to the acid mine seep at Corning OH, this day we cleared the area of thorny bushes. This seep leeches over a million gallons of pollution into Sunday Creek everyday.
Pouring concrete for settling tank supports.
Pads are finished, tanks should arrive in 3 weeks. Stay tuned!