Voices from the Tidelands

Voices from the Tidelands was an exhibit about geoduck farming in the South Puget Sound from the worker’s perspective. This project features three young men who are learning the trade. From the perspective of these newcomers, these panels explore how they find daily meaning in their work, and develop a relationship to our natural environment through working - as opposed to recreating or living - on the water.

This project was produced in partnership with Northwest Folklife and with funding from the Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association. The 4-panel exhibit was on display at Northwest Folklife's Washington Works Exhibit, Olympia Art Walk, and a legislative reception hosted by the Pacific Shellfish Growers Association.

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May 23, 2013

Heath Heller, an Olympia native, was introduced to geoduck farming along his circuit of seasonal work. He has worked various jobs, including diving to harvest geoduck.