Environmental artist Leslie Sobel presents work at Michigan Medicine

January 20, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources
One of the mixed media boxes on display at Taubman Center.

In 2017 Leslie Sobel, as artist in residence at Kluane National Park in Yukon Territory, Canada, camped on an icefield with a group of climate scientists. The landscape shrines in this exhibit combine her work as an environmental artist with the experience of that pristine, remote, beautiful and at risk environment.

The mixed media boxes — utilizing painting, monotype, photography, resin and encaustic — capture memories of places being altered by climate change.

Meant to bring complex ideas and big emotions into a size one can literally hold in one’s hands, the works have charred exteriors and bright colors and metal leaf echoing traditional Tibetan iconography in depicting the beauty and spiritual power of high places.

Check out the work for yourself at Michigan Medicine:

Where: Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1

When: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily through March 6