Children and Families: Digging Deep: Uncovering the Landscape
Discover, decipher, and draw Storm King’s landscape with environmental artist and scientist Hara Woltz.
- Suggested age range: ages 5 and up
- Program location: meet on Museum Hill
Hara Woltz is an environmental artist and scientist who addresses the destruction and conservation of ecological systems through a variety of media. Her solo and collaborative projects investigate the complex relationships between humans and other living organisms. Field research is integral to the creation of her work. Hara has worked on a variety of global ecological and habitat design projects, including the Asia Trail at the National Zoological Park in Washington, DC, habitat restoration for native species in New Zealand, giant tortoise and albatross habitat assessment and restoration in the Galápagos, and biocultural resilience in the Solomon Islands. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including ORION, Biological Conservation, Popular Science, and Landscape Architecture Magazine. She has created several illustrated field guides for private clients and institutions, including Storm King Art Center. As an undergraduate, she studied studio art and biology at Duke University. She has an MA in landscape architecture from the University of Virginia, and an MA in conservation biology from Columbia University. Past awards include an American Museum of Natural History fellowship, an ASLA award of honor, a Columbia departmental research award, and an artist residency at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. She consults as a visiting scientist and artist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.