Heidi Goldberg (MFA 1993)
Lake Sakakawea is a reflection of human intervention in nature. Located in my home state of North Dakota, this reservoir has a surface area of about 480 square miles. Issues such as the displacement of indigenous people for the purposes of flood control, creation of hydroelectric power and irrigation use, as well as recreational applications have far reaching effects for the land and people for generations. The interweaving of relationships and contradictions between physical and conscious environments are mysteries I am pursuing with this work.
This work is featured as part of Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work. This exhibition honors the creative work and careers of all Stamps School alumni, creates an aspirational connection between generations of U-M artists and designers and current Stamps students, and inspires reflection during the university's Bicentennial year.