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One Nest : Earthworks: Pairing 6: Vicki Gunter: Tapped Out, Canary & Elephant Series

One Nest : Earthworks: Pairing 6: Vicki Gunter: Tapped Out, Canary & Elephant Series

Regular price $2,600.00 Sale

Tapped Out, Canary & Elephant Series

Ceramic (paper clay, underglaze, stains, glaze, rope, brass, ice cubes), 54 x 13 6 inches, 2015. Ice melts down glacier into oil filled tumbler below, $2600

When I was 8 or 9 years old, I was the youngest person to sign the ledger at the 11,548-foot summit of Mt Conness in Yosemite National Park. I followed footsteps chopped across its frighteningly steep beautiful glacier.

The future is bleak for Yosemite's glaciers. They have receded 80% in the past 140 years. I have personally seen a dramatic difference in my lifetime.

Due to Climate Change Conness Glacier (one of California’s largest) is now melting so fast, it's likely to be gone in 5 or 10 years.

We Californians have counted on a third of our drinking water coming from the Sierra snowpack.

Melting Glaciers = Canary in the Coal Mine for Earth.

Fossil Fuels + Corporate Profit = Elephant in the Room.