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Leslie Sobel: Shrines & Reliquaries: Memorializing Climate


Work by Stamps alumna Leslie Sobel (BFA 83) will be featured in Michigan Medicine’s ongoing exhibit Gifts of Art: Bringing the World of Art & Music to Michigan Medicine. For her series, Shrines & Reliquaries: Memorializing Climate, Sobel created mixed-media boxes meant to capture memories of places being altered by climate change. She drew inspiration from Tibetan iconography as well as her time as artist in residence at Kluane National Park in Yukon Territory, Canada where in 2017 she camped on an icefield with a group of climate scientists.The small boxes utilize paint, monotype, photography, resin and encaustic to invoke complex ideas and emotions that one can hold in their hands.

Shrines & Reliquaries: Memorializing Climate
December 16, 2019 – March 62020
Open daily from 8:00am – 8:00pm

Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Learn more about Sobel and her environmental art.