Along Chicago’s newest park, the 606, sculptor Frances Whitehead, along with engineers and landscape architects, has designed an installation that will bring trail users face-to-face with the effects of climate change.
Trees will bring the public face-to-face with the unpredictability of climate change, through something as simple as a flower’s budding.
“Sustainability is a cultural problem and artists can help find the solution.”
“What if through beauty we can teach? Could beauty replicate science data, can beauty generate awareness?”
Frances Whitehead, sculptor and professor of sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
“If it’s recorded year-by-year, it will create a climactic centennial for the city. I’m not aware of any other projects like this.”
Mark D. Schwartz, professor of geology at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, who created the climate model for the 606
Grist – 4 Deember 2013:
When it comes to climate change, this artist lets the trees do the talking
Article by Lori Rotenberk