In July of 2015 we, artist Lucy Holtsnider and hydrologist Zion Klos, set sail from Manitowoc, Wisconsin in our 34’ wooden catamaran Wildcat to document climate change impacts and adaptations along the East Coast of the United States. Over the next year we sailed over 3,000 miles past 13 states with the goal of creating resources that communicate climate change science in a visual and relatable way. We spoke with non-profits, land managers, and fishermen along our route about changes they were observing and adapting to in their local areas. Lucy created an edition of 10 artists’ books and an interactive map from stories and images gathered during this Climate Odyssey.
To learn more about our journey check out our newsletters, blog, and interactive map. To get a quick summary check out the graphic below. This graphic also appears on the back side of the map included with the artists’ books.
We’re grateful to the University of Idaho, the College Book Arts Association, Fractured Atlas, designer Kaleb Fergin, and of course all of our generous Indiegogo backers! We couldn’t have pulled this off without all of your support.