Long View Study No. 25 (Kunlun Dark Sector)

May 30, 2016

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An ambitious multiyear program of science and infrastructure powers China’s Antarctic Kunlun Station. Details on my Long View blog hosted by the California Academy of Sciences.

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VICE’s The Creators Project Article

May 19, 2016

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I’m excited to be featured in an article on VICE’s The Creators Project about the NSF’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program along with artist Helen Glazer.

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Long View Study No. 24 (In the Balance)

April 29, 2016

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Researchers are monitoring the West Antarctic Ice Sheet’s mass balance to estimate rising sea levels. Learn more on my Long View blog.

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Projections 8

April 17, 2016

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Projections 7 is the second of two pieces I’ll be showing in the Frontrunner pop-up show in Chelsea this month. This piece is designed to respond to changing light conditions throughout the day, from diffuse illumination (shown here)…

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to direct sunlight, as shown here.

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Projections 7

April 16, 2016

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Projections 7 is one of two wall pieces I’ll be showing in New York this month. Like Projections 6, this piece employs translucent acrylic panels that cast colored shadows to act as extensions of the artwork. The shadows range from subtle (as shown here in defused light)…

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to dramatic (as shown here in direct light).

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Frontrunner Show in Chelsea

April 14, 2016

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I’m excited to participate in Frontrunner Collective’s pop-up exhibition, An Annual Affair, which runs concurrent to Frieze New York. Curated by Edward Symes (who interviewed me for the magazine in 2013), the show runs from May 6-8 at 526 West 26th Street, 10th floor, with an opening reception on May 6 from 5-8 PM.

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Book Arts Exhibition at Healdsburg Center for the Arts

April 13, 2016


I’m happy to be part of Look! Book Arts, an exhibition that runs from April 14 through May 22 at the Healdsburg Center for the Arts. The show, curated by C.K.Itamura, looks at diverse forms of making books by hand and explores contemporary use of traditional and alternative materials and methods used by artists to create artists’ books, altered books, zines, and broadsides.

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Long View Study No. 23 (McMurdo Pipes)

March 29, 2016

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How does outdoor plumbing keep from freezing up in Antarctica Find out on my Long View blog at the California Academy of Sciences website.

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LV Sketchbook Page 008

February 26, 2016

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Where does McMurdo Station’s drinking, cooking, and bathing water come from? Seawater. Read more about it on my Long View blog.

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LV Sketchbook Page 011

January 30, 2016

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Despite environmental protection, Antarctica remains vulnerable to plastic pollution that drifts to its shores from other parts of the world. Learn more on my Antarctic Long View blog.

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