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Painting the politics of snow

From The Scientist, Landscape painter Diane Burko shows how the planet’s glaciers have changed form over the last century in her latest exhibit “Politics of Snow.”

To tell the story, Burko tracked down glaciologists from the US Geological Survey’s National Snow and Ice Data Center 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 Locks Gallery in downtown Philadelphia.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.