Deciphering Change in the Alaskan Landscape

Three years ago, I was contacted to write a chapter on my research and art practice for an international climate protection textbook.


The Alaskan landscape challenges those who try to depict the experience of place through visual language. How artists decipher the complex intricacies of a changing climate in an already dynamic landscape is vital to understanding past and future concepts of change in Alaska. Daily patterns and cycles are becoming more unpredictable, making it difficult to visualize, measure, and adapt to new ways of living on and with the land. How artists see, comprehend, deconstruct, and communicate these complicated narratives aides in understanding the stress of human-caused climate change on the northern landscape.

Please cite this chapter as:

Craney K.I. (2019) Deciphering Change in the Alaskan Landscape. In: Palocz-Andresen M., Szalay D., Gosztom A., Sípos L., Taligás T. (eds) International Climate Protection. Springer, Cham