Artist StatementThe Polar Bear sits in a vast field of fireweed and awaits the return of the ice just as the people of Churchill await the repair of the recently damaged rail line; a vital link to their livelihood and access to essentials. The bear is flanked by the arctic sea ice on one side and open water on the other, and sits beneath the Aurora Borealis. Despite the changing climate, the bear appears strong and hopeful signifying optimism for humanity to take action on climate change.
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