When Arcata was called Uniontown and was a mill town, the timber traveled to Eureka on a railroad that crossed the bay. There is a plaque commemorating this railroad down by the Mars
(near Klopp lake). We have seen the black wooden supports grow shorter and more broken up over the years - and soon they will not be visible anymore. The birds don't sit on them anymore either. In this work you can see them as parallel dots disappearing to the other side of the bay.
Look for this piece at the Westhaven Center for the Arts show, starting March 7. See earlier posts.