Arthropods and Art 10 July 2013
Zach Moser ’02 is a shrimper and an artist, two careers that don’t appear to make perfect partners. Conceived with Eric Leshinsky in the aftermath of hurricanes Rita and Katrina, Moser’s Shrimp Boat Projects combines commercial shrimping in Galveston Bay with artistic explorations throughout the Houston area, a working study of geographic, economic and cultural identity.
From May through November, Moser and Leshinsky net and sell fresh shrimp and by-catch to Houston restaurateurs and at local markets. When they aren’t sliding around the deck of their boat Discovery before dawn, they teach classes at area colleges and organize events to share their Gulf Coast experiences.
Photograph courtesy of Shrimp Boat Projects