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Donnelly Conveys Climate Change in Art Installation

Nicole Donnelly '02 is combining her painting and papermaking skills with ecological and environmental awareness for her new public art installation in South Philadelphia's Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park. 

Nicole Donnelly

This installation is part of the Fairmount Park Conservancy's multi-year restoration series in partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and Friends of FDR Park.

Donnelly was selected for this installation by the Conservancy following weeks of consideration. Her work will be officially unveiled on Saturday, Oct. 20 as part of the park's Exploration Day celebration.

When we think about climate change, it’s very slow [...] and it doesn’t mean it isn’t happening. It just means that our ability to see the length of that change is very limited.

Nicole Donnelly '02