In September 2019 they will be traveling to the High Arctic, aboard a tall ship on a mission to retrieve the last Gogo drift seed from the Svalbard Seed Vault. If all goes well (does it ever?) they will save the planet from ocean acidification. If not they will have a good time trying!
Iowa & Michelle need to raise $5000 dollars for their Arctic Circle residency. They will explore the Svalbard Archipelago and Arctic Ocean aboard a research vessel, with international artists and scientists.
You are invited to follow along on their Arctic adventure.
In gratitude all donors will receive polar-factoids and related audio-visual content from Iowa and Michelle during their High Arctic adventure.
$30 - a polar-factoid postcard from IOWA during her sail to the High Arctic.
$50 - a hand-drawn polar-factoid postcard from IOWA during her sail to the High Arctic.
$75 - a hand-made accordion book with seismographic drawings, factoids and collage elements, made during her sail to the High Arctic.
$100 - a hand-made accordion book with seismographic drawings, factoids and collage element, and a hand-drawn polar-factoid postcard made aboard the research vessel during its sail to the High Arctic.
$150 - receive a snail mail or email pen-pal letter (your choice) from IOWA during her journey to the Svalbard Seed Vault.
$200 - one of IOWA's daily glacier drawings (pencil or mixed media on paper) with a factoid from a field scientist on the back.
$250 - receive one of IOWA's hand made needle-felted Arctic birds, like the climate endangered Bufflehead.
$300 - a daily-glacier-drawing, and a hand-drawn polar-factoid-postcard made aboard a Barquentine Tall Ship sailing the High Arctic.
$400 - needle felted monster (hexes are extra!) and a hand-drawn polar-factoid postcard from IOWA.
$500 - a personal pen-pal letter from IOWA STARR, a glacier drawing and a hand-drawn polar-factoid postcard, made aboard a Tall Ship sailing the High Arctic.
$600 - receive a drawing (pencil and gouache on board) like this one:
$700 - receive a 5-hour accordion book train-drawing from the Bergen-Oslo line.
$1000 - receive a dinner (8 person max) and a live presentation at your place or in Manchester, Vermont.
$2000 - gets you an Arctic inspired painting on canvas from Michelle and Iowa (for color junkies only)!
Best wishes, big sails, and happy trails,
Michelle Dussault and IOWA STARR
- Tina Schneider
- Yosef Oz
- Natalie Blake
- HAP Putnam
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