The Mining of the Harbors is an individual bookwork as well as a panel from The VESTIGES Project: The Subject is War – a series of eight lighted bus shelters exhibited on the Canal Street median in downtown New Orleans during the Gulf War. It features a poem by Carolyn Maisel:
The Mining of the Harbors
I think it started when we were born fatherless.
A whole generation without fathers.
They came home from the war dark, still
in their uniforms and we said,
This man is not my Father.