ART HELPS US SEE
“I think of art, at its most significant, as a DEW line, a Distant Early Warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it.”
— Marshall McLuhan
In developing the practice of research curation, we are exploring different visual mediums to communicate research. Art has the ability to connect with viewers on a more visceral and emotional level, which is why we have been experimenting with sharing more creative content on our blog, on Instagram, and on Pinterest. One artist we recently learned about is Zaria Forman. She has made it her life’s mission to communicate the urgency of climate change through art. In her practice, she focuses on the beauty of northern landscapes rather than the devastation. She wants to empower and inspire her viewers, not overwhelm or depress them. She uses her massive drawings of glaciers she visited in Antarctica and Greenland to convey hope—a message not commonly associated with climate change.
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