MEET THE 2019 ARTISTS
Diane Burko’s work has always focused on the landscape, from monumental geological phenomena to intimate views of nature. Her images are captured underwater, on the ground, and from open-door helicopters and planes with cameras, drones and sketchpads. Her practice in recent years has shifted to the intersection of art and science primarily addressing issues of climate change. She takes her camera to the polar regions as well as the oceans to investigate how our ecosystems are being impacted by climate change. “My process is to witness, record, translate, research and communicate scientific information though paintings, photographs, and time-based media as an antidote to climate doubt – and my way of trying to preserve our planet.”
Susie Protiva was born in Missouri and raised in northern Arizona. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Her paintings are featured at Hell’s Backbone Grill in Boulder, Utah, and are exhibited at Raven’s Heart Gallery in Kanab, Utah. Her prints have been shown at the Harwood Art Center in Albuquerque and at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She lives with her husband in the high desert of northern New Mexico, where they have built their home and studios off-grid, powered by the sun and wind. “Close observation through the camera is my favorite way to discover patterns of light, color and form that might otherwise go unseen or unnoticed. My aspiration is always to make imagery that invites others to see more deeply, or differently, into this world.”
Her website is http://www.susieprotiva.com/
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