Artist Hannah Rothstein‘s work is resonating especially strong today as wildfires blaze along western North America, and smoke obscures our view of just about everything. Thousands of people in B.C. (in Canada) have been evacuated from their homes, and much of Crater Lake National Park (in the US) has been closed due to wild fires burning in the area.
Drawing upon iconic National Park posters as inspiration, Rothstein reimagines our National Parks in 2050 after climate change has taken its brutal toll upon the landscape. She says, “I have been worried about climate change for a long time, and when I saw the systems designed to fight it being dismantled, I felt my time to pull out the art guns had come.”
Crater Lake, August 4, 2017: