Douglas Tolman is an interdisciplinary artist primarily working in rural Utah. They believe a sense of place and connection to community are the strongest tools we have for fixing the many socio-ecological problems in the Mountain West. As an artist, educator, pioneer-descendent, and visitor on stolen land, they hope to help others connect with ecology & community by uncovering centuries of “economic development” which hinder that connection.
AmeriCorps Volunteer in Green River, Utah
Goal: Facilitate re-claiming & de-claiming of industrialized spaces in promotion of health, sovereignty, and ecological equity.
Homes: Bonneville Basin, San Rafael Swell, Tushar Mountains
Passions: Photography, Sculpture, Ski Touring, Trail Running, Bikepacking, Packrafting, Gardening, Geography
The Trouble With Wilderness – William Cronan
Braiding Sweetgrass – Robin Wall Kimmerer
The Secret Knowledge of Water – Craig Childs
Canaries on the Rim – Chip Ward
Basin & Range – John McPhee
Desert Cabal – Amy Irvine
The Human Planet – George Steinmetz