Place-Centric

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. 


Occupations:
Land Artist
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

Favorite Reads:
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

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