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CHATTERMARK

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Shoshannah White
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$5,000 Awarded
 

CHATTERMARK is a street-art initiative bringing imagery of the Arctic and melting glacial ice to the streets of Maine. “Chatter mark” is a geological term for the groves and gouges made from glaciers dragging rock and fragments along, carving into bedrock and leaving traces of their existence in their path. This project injects images of a continually changing Polar landscape into the busy rush of daily life—a reminder of new landscapes resulting from human impact, and a connection/disconnection we have with the inhabited world. Images are printed at mural scale and adhered to the public, exterior walls with wheatpaste and are meant to deteriorate with time and weather. Each installation points to a web presence providing context, links and varying perspectives on environmental concerns. CHATTERMARK is continuing beyond the initial nine locations.