Biologist George Divoky has been studying the Black Guillemots of Cooper Island in Alaska since 1970.

The Black Guillemot is a circumpolar seabird, whose Arctic populations are associated with sea ice throughout the year. With 46 consecutive years of field research, George Divoky has created a unique, extended data set that provides compelling evidence of the biological consequences of a warming Arctic. I am collaborating with George Divoky and science educator Katie Morrison to create a series of paintings and stories that illustrate biological, atmospheric, and emotional impacts of climate change. In Summer of 2019, Morrison and I traveled to Cooper Island to work with Divoky for two weeks, collecting images and audio recordings that became the foundation for an interdisciplinary exhibition. 

Learn more updates from the project in the posts below.

Jefferson Museum in Port Townsend

We are exhibiting at the Jefferson County Historical Museum in Port Townsend, WA, August 5th through December, 2021. More details to come!