Glaciogenic – Jill Pelto
March 2 – April 14
“Scientific research and data fuel the content of my artwork. I create pieces to raise awareness about interesting and important environmental topics. The key topic in my portfolio is Climate Change data: melting glaciers, rising sea level, threatened species. I hope to cover both positive and negative issues which depict the reality of our current ecosystem.”
Articles about Pelto’s work:
About Jill Pelto:
I am an Artist and a Scientist; currently a Masters of Science student studying the Antarctic Ice Sheet at the University of Maine, where I also completed degrees in Studio Art and Earth Science. My love of nature and wilderness drives me to use creativity to communicate information about extreme environmental issues with a broad audience. I have conducted research on the mountain glaciers of Washington and British Columbia, in the Dry Valleys and Transantarctic Mountains of Antarctica, over the rolling hills and carved cirques of the Falkland Islands, and around the aqua lakes and ochre mountains of New Zealand. I see nature as a work of art, and the origin of my observational skills. I enjoy cross-country and downhill skiing, reading, running, camping, and spending time with my friends and family. I make art inspired by all of these experiences.