by ETHAN ESTESS
This post is part of a series of cross-posts between SAR and the Stanford University Sustainability Scholars blog. You can see the original post here.
In 2010-2011, I received funding from the student-run Arts Grants Board to complete a multi-media sculpture project addressing an environmental issue. The sculpture, titled Dumpster Diver: California Brown Pelican, debuted at the Vision eARTh Art and Sustainability festival on April 21s of this year. I graduated in June of 2011 after studying ocean science and great white shark ecology within the Earth Systems department. I also took a keen interest in visual art during my undergraduate career and included a variety of art, design and mechanical engineering classes in my study. In part, this is because I believe that art has great potential in shaping opinions and habits in regards to the environment.