is the daughter of two biologists and has been addressing environmental concerns in her art throughout her entire career. Her project, “Solar Global Warming
Oracle,” consists of creating a three-foot globe with solar panels and a window through which viewers can peer inside. Visitors will select from a panel of about 10 choices, each presenting a common climate change concern or fear, such as “It is too late,” “I feel guilty about my lifestyle,” or “I as an individual can make no difference.” Once selected, a video will play that addresses the particular concern with a personal message offering perspective, support, and resources. The tenor of all video messages will be that “you” are not alone, and that political activism and individual behavioral change can create positive social change, despite mainstream media’s tendency to silence or under-report stories of this nature. Braemer’s previous environmental art projects include “Random Notes of Ragpicker Woman,” “Earl Butz,” “Tree House,” “Searching for Paradise,” and more.
She currently serves as an assistant professor in media production in Buffalo State’s Communications Department.