SARAH KAVAGE

I’m a Seattle based visual artist and cultural organizer who makes art about place. 

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SARAH KAVAGE

I’m a Seattle based visual artist who makes artwork about place. 

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THE RISE AND FALL

August 2021
Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry PA

Assistants

Lawrence Krenkel
PEEC Trail Stewards

Community Liaisons
Priscilla Bell
RIcky Yanas

Special thanks to
The PEEC staff, Jeff Rosalsky, and the Trail Stewards: Kevin, Brad, Tim, ZJ, Sherlynn, Cindy, ZK, Bill, and Dawson


PEEC is located up in the mountains of the Poconos, with the Delaware River flowing below. In 2018, most of the trees in this section of forest were brought down by heavy snow followed by high winds—the type of extreme, unseasonal weather events that are becoming more common as climate change progresses. These sculptures were carved from a few of the trees that fell in the storm. Some are placed along the trail as benches to create a space for reflection; the others highlight the dislocated, uneasy feeling that comes with witnessing these changes in our lifetimes. 

I was joined on this build by the PEEC trail stewards who signed on as volunteers and we hacked away with practically every tool known to man. Local woodworker Larry Krenkel was my ever knowledgeable assistant and generator starter. That same week, we organized PEEC’s first artist residency, with Brenda Howell, Lauren Garrett, Aye Blouezz and Raul Romero staying at PEEC and making work for the week.

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