What We’re Doing

American artists Zaria Forman, Drew Denny and Lisa Lebofsky have traveled to Greenland and the Maldives together to document Earth’s shifting landscape and the effects of progressive climate change. Their story invites viewers to share the urgency of the Greenlandic and Maldivian predicaments through the mediums of fine art and storytelling: Forman makes large-scale pastel drawings; Lebofsky paints landscapes on aluminum panels en plein air and in the studio; and Denny is directing a feature-length documentary film. By connecting these disparate landscapes, the Ice to Islands project creates a platform for a dynamic dialogue around polar ice melt, rising sea levels, and the cultural and socio-political implications of these phenomena.