“Arctic Wind” is a stone sculpture inspired by the “winter whites” of the Arctic Fox, and by the way the wind sculpts snow. I do not entirely understand my reverence for the Arctic. It is special–a hugely significant part of the tapestry that is our world. The animals that live there are marvels of evolutionary adaptation. My sculpture is an expression of respect, a celebration of their ability to live where we cannot. I am not the only person who reveres this fragile no-man’s wonderland, and yet the Arctic melts. Scientific data documents the warming trend on earth, and shows the Arctic warming faster than anywhere else. I already mourn the potential loss of this astounding ecosystem. Perhaps we can change this future by becoming stewards of the earth, and end our burning of fossil fuels.