All posts tagged Arts

Jill Pelto illustration with the ocean in the foreground and two layers of glacier in the left rear, with the horizon shaped by a line graph moving down from left to right. Four suns are arranged in an arc in the background.

Apocalypse in Watercolor

To reach a broader audience, one artist and physical scientist takes data on environmental catastrophe and renders it beautiful.

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A portrait of a young Napoleon Bonaparte in military dress starting at the viewer with a white mountain and blue clouds behind him.

Painting an Empire: Landscapes of Napoleon’s Dreams in Haiti

French landscape painting during the Haitian Revolution lays bare colonial concern for controlling both people and the environment.

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Zozobra & Me: Performance and Place at the Santa Fe Fiesta

A meditation on how the annual burning of a 51-foot marionette forges connections to a city and its complex, violent past.

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Knowing Prairies: An Essay in Comic Form

What can the world’s first restored prairie tell us about living with the land? The University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum inspires one artist to reflect on ecological restoration and what we call nature.

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The Art of Anxious Environments

Through art, Yayoi Kusama takes an extreme challenge, mental illness, and connects to millions, inviting viewers into the curious and profound beauty of her interior world. Encountering Kusama’s art inspired the author of this essay to reach through her own “a wall of silence” and use art to express her anxious environment.

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Expressing Extinction: A Conversation with Anna Lehner

During this period of rapid political change, glass and Morse code provide mediums for reflection on the environment and extinction.

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Transparent Walls: The Work of Do Ho Suh

Four graduate students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison share their reflections on the work of Do Ho Suh.

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Beautiful Resilience: Conversations after an Earthquake

A storyteller’s account of Manabu Ikeda’s pen-and-ink commemoration of Japan’s earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in 2011.

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At the Confluence of Art and Science

Ecologists and artists work together to give voice to Wisconsin waterways while a social scientist observes their collaboration.

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Edgy Stuff: August 2016 Recommendations

August 2016 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.

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