Michael Glier

Professor Michael Glier ’75 has updated his site with lots of gorgeous photos, artwork, and journals of his stint on the Okavango Delta in Botswana. It is part of the Antipodes segment of his ongoing project which involves “painting the landscape at opposite points of the globe.”
He writes beautifully:

The Delta is wild and to visit it is to travel back in time to the world before human ascendance. But the primacy of the landscape is an illusion. This is a national park, managed well by the government of Botswana. It is tempting to think of this place as a primal landscape—a cauldron of life that bubbles and boils on its own, assuring renewal. But it’s not. Its wildness and isolation only emphasize the fact that humankind now manages the entire surface of the earth. Every scrap. There are no redemptive Edens left. There are only parcels of wild space that are dependent on managers for upkeep.

Take a small journey of your own by visiting the entire post here, and be sure and scroll down to view his wonderful sketches.

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