Surge 2018

By Anna McKee | September 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Surge 2018

Evidence Wall is a collection of drawn maps that together suggest an array of clues, but without precise determination. These were developed using a variety of sources, from highly detailed satellite and Lidar maps, to schematic illustrations of projected sea level rise, flood zones and past glaciations. Evidence Wall was created as a collaborative project…

"WAIS Reliquary: 68,000 Years"

By Anna McKee | April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

WAIS Reliquary: 68,000 Years was installed for the first time at the Nevada Museum of Art Center for Art+Environment in 2016. I was honored to be invited by the Center, which is dedicated to the support of artists working with the landscape, and houses an extensive archive from artists working in Antarctica. But also, because…

Cross Section Remnants – an art project about tree slab monuments in Washington State

By Anna McKee | July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

An iconic feature of many regional, state and national parks is an upended cross-section of an evergreen tree, usually protected from sun and rain by a rough-hewn gazebo. These are scattered throughout Washington state, reminders of vast forests that once covered the Pacific Northwest. As monuments, they speak to both our reverence for these behemoth…

Photos of Mt. Waddington Reliquary – Installed at Francine Seders Gallery

By Anna McKee | October 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here are several photos of the Mt. Waddington Reliquary, installed at Francine Seders Gallery Oct 11, 2013 to November 2, 2013. See the previous post for a description of the fabrication and inspiration behind this piece.

Mt Waddington Reliquary – Art Installation

By Anna McKee | September 16, 2013 | 1 Comment

In Medieval and Renaissance Europe, reliquaries were created to house a relic, usually a body part of a saint. Many cultures have a version of this; Buddhist stupas hold the bones of lamas and rempoches, Greek tombs held vials of blood, even the Egyptian pyramids are a form of reliquary. The relics are recognized as…

Ice Stories Exhibition

By Anna McKee | November 27, 2012 | 1 Comment

Ice Stories was a three woman show at the Washington State Convention Center on display from November 19th, 2011 to January 19th, 2012. Cynthia Camlin and Maria Coryell Martin and I met through a shared interest in ice landscapes and climate change. We work in different styles which provided an interesting response to ice landscapes…

WAIS Divide Science Meeting 2010

By Anna McKee | November 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

Last month I attended the annual WAIS Divide Ice Core Project Science Meeting to give a presentation of my artwork. It was a fascinating experience to be in a room full of about 100 of the most distinguished ice core scientists and graduate students in the United States and reassuring to see the rigor, integrity…

Visit to the Mt Waddington Ice Core Project

By Anna McKee | July 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

I just returned from an amazing journey into the heart of the British Columbia Coast Range. Mt Waddington sits about 15 miles inland from the inside passage and being the highest peak around, captures a huge amount of precipitation from the Pacific Ocean. This is why Eric Steig (Professor, University of Washington), Doug Clark (Associate…

Making a Mallow Core – Science in Middle School

By Anna McKee | June 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, I gave a presentation about the WAIS Divide Ice Core Project for 8th grade art and science classes in the Seattle Public School system. I am grateful to the brainstorming sessions with Heidi Roop, a scientist that I met at the WAIS field camp. She has teaching experience and is…

In the Studio-making new etching plates

By Anna McKee | May 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

I have been spending a lot of time in the studio, preparing artwork for an exhibition at Francine Seders Gallery this coming November. This first photo is of an etching plate inked, wiped and ready to print. The blue areas are where the aquatint is holding ink. The copper areas are where there is little…