About the Project

The project, originally titled, “There’s a Rhinoceros in the River!!”, was inspired by Stephen R. Kellert’s musings on E.O. Wilson’s Biophilia Hypothesis. The concept was based around a perceived chronological parallel between the establishment of the Baltimore Zoo and the environmental degradation of the Lower Jones Falls during the Woodberry-Hampden industrial expansion of the mid to late nineteenth century.

It was installed in conjunction with the Rotating History Project’s “Same River Twice” exhibition at the G-Spot Gallery and was on display along the bank of the Jones Falls River between April and August of 2011.