United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change recently interviewed me on my practice, research, and work.
This article is a part of the series #Art4Climate, a joint initiative by the UNFCCC secretariat and Julie’s Bicycle on the work of artists who make the issue of climate change more accessible and understandable by featuring it in their work. It was inspired by a session at the Salzburg Global Seminar in early 2017.
“There is a paradox to living in the north. Much of Alaska’s economy, historic to present, is based on extraction: the fur trade, mining, forestry, fisheries, and most significantly, the discovery and reliance on oil and gas. Hands down, this land is full of valuable resources,” she says.
“Many look at this land and see only dollar signs, while others see vast wilderness, vibrant cultures, and complete, complex ecosystems. The north is experiencing rapid climatic changes. In Alaska, we hear the news on our local public radio station and see images from across the state; we see change happening right outside our front door.”