The Water Keeps What Is Lost
Year: 2020
Edition: 28
Proofs: 10
Image: 12″x9″
Margins: 2″
Paper: Cream Strathmore 300 Series
Inks: Cranfield Oil-Based


Fishing was an integral part of Castonguay’s childhood.  He’d cast along the shore while floating downriver in his uncle’s fishing boat.  Castonguay lost tackle during these excursions but he never gave it much consideration.  He’d tie another line and keep casting.  Eventually Castonguay learned the water keeps everything. Those lost bobbers are out there somewhere.

Castonguay uses Maine’s own Cassie – The Casco Bay Sea Serpent to illustrate the perils of plastic pollution.  Proceeds from the sale of this work will be donated to the Surfrider Foundation. Surfrider is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.

This image was created at the invitation of Reinaldo-Gil Zambrano and Manuel Guerra for SGCI Puertografico 2020.