In the Everglades, the twisted lines of earth that encircle Gate Bay and creep slowly into the Gulf of Mexico appear as if some grand failed latticework…broken by the ebb and flow of tides yet still possessing of a beautiful delicate quality. These apparently fragile lines demonstrate resilience in the face of storms and merciless eroding tides. They are intertwined, networked, and codependent…and this gives them strength to stand up to the force of the sea. Though each minor strand of earthly fiber seems insignificant on its own, they act in concert to filter and gather drifting soil while absorbing and diminishing the awesome power of a lonely tide. A fascinating abstraction and a lesson in cohesion.