Painting climate change

In a remarkable union of science and art, landscape painter linkurl:Diane Burko;http://www.dianeburko.com/ shows how the planet's glaciers have changed form over the last century in her latest exhibit linkurl:"Politics of Snow.";http://www.locksgallery.com/exhibits.php?eid=74 To tell the story, Burko tracked down glaciologists from the US Geological Survey's linkurl:National Snow and Ice Data Center;http://nsidc.org/ at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and others. She then painted a series

Mar 5, 2010
Cassandra Brooks
In a remarkable union of science and art, landscape painter linkurl:Diane Burko;http://www.dianeburko.com/ shows how the planet's glaciers have changed form over the last century in her latest exhibit linkurl:"Politics of Snow.";http://www.locksgallery.com/exhibits.php?eid=74 To tell the story, Burko tracked down glaciologists from the US Geological Survey's linkurl:National Snow and Ice Data Center;http://nsidc.org/ at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and others. She then painted a series of photos for each mountain based on historic and present day photographs. Her collection demonstrates the changing face of glacial mountains across the world, including the Matterhorn in the Alps and Grinnell Glacier in Montana's Glacier National Park. __The Scientist__ interviewed Burko during her opening reception for the show (which runs through March 13, 2010) at the linkurl:Locks Gallery;http://www.locksgallery.com/ in downtown Philadelphia.
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