“Bay of Life,” a project from Bonny Doon photographer Frans Lanting and writer Chris Eckstrom, is on display at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History with an idea of providing a comprehensive profile of the Monterey Bay.
“Bay of Life” is a big-picture recasting of what it means to live in the wider Monterey Bay region…(It) gives equal weight to land and sea, with a particular emphasis on how those marine and terrestrial environments interact. It gives respect, even love, to the coastal fog that so many of us curse for smothering the sunshine in the summer (but which allows most of us to live without home air-conditioning). It acknowledges the vulnerability of the region to wildfire and drought. It also recognizes the native cultures that existed in this region for centuries before European settlement…
The “Bay of Life” exhibition at the Museum of Art & History is open Thursdays through Sundays, noon to 6 p.m., through April 30. The book “Bay of Life: From Wind to Whales” is now available.