Nukewatch Quarterly Fall 2020
Hello everyone, I am thrilled to join the team at Nukewatch! I am from Northwestern WI, and grew up less than 15 miles from the Nukewatch office. My first love is art, and I have been pursuing the rather obscure field of art conservation for about 11 years now. I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, and a Master of Fine Arts in Book Arts from the University of Iowa. I am currently a third-year candidate in Library and Archives Conservation at the Art Conservation Department at SUNY Buffalo State College. In September 2020 I will begin a 12-month internship at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., and will receive my MFA in Art Conservation in 2021.
This year I found myself back home as summer internship plans were cancelled due to Covid-19. My mom has been volunteering for a time at Nukewatch and my curiosity led me to volunteer as well. The concepts of nonviolence, social responsibility, anti-nuclear direct action, and the importance of living in harmony with our environment were instilled in me at a young age. My artwork always reflects the beauty of nature, using natural dyes and plants for prints. The rape and destruction some seem determined to inflict on our natural environment is a source of great concern for me. Therefore, I am excited to join Nukewatch and assist in increasing awareness of the environmental and social concerns surrounding the use of nuclear weapons and power. —Christine