Erik Hagen


Fine Craft / Artisan

The Silos at Sawyer Yards
Studio 308
erik@erikhagenstudio.com

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My work examines contemporary natural resource issues and explores the notion of geologic time relative to human history. My most recent series is called 'Remembering America's Coastal Cities,' which shows the higher sea levels in the year 2500 (as based on current, peer-reviewed science) superimposed on coastal cities of the 21st century. I studied art and art history at Carleton College (BA) and won a post-graduate art residency at Carleton for one year. I have additional degrees in environmental engineering and water resources management from the University of Washington (BSCE, MSCE). I directed water-resources planning and operations for the Washington DC metro area, and later worked with Congress on environmental legislation. My passion for communicating science to non-technical audiences is a thread found throughout my work as an engineer, policy analyst, and artist.