Megan Perra
Portland, OR
“HG Circumpolar” Silkscreen by Megan Perra 29″x22″ $300

Artist Statement:

Megan Perra is a Canadian-American naturalist illustrator from Portland, OR, USA. She was educated at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan) in Canada, where she received a Bachelor of Science in zoology and discovered her love of printmaking. In 2017, she completed a Graduate diploma in Visual Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal. Her passion for art and science stems from a single, driving curiosity about the natural world. Her work is informed by a childhood spent barefoot in the woods and rainy days spent pouring over research articles on various topics. Through her art, she hopes to express the dramas of ecology and the beauty of research in a way that makes science accessible to a broader audience.

She’s spent time at artist residencies in Iceland and the Faroe Islands, and went on an extended sea-kayaking trip with the US Forest Service in Alaska this past July as part of the Voices of the Wilderness Artist Residency. In the spring of 2018 she returns to Iceland for a collaborative project on arctic foxes with several researchers.

About HG Circumpolar:

“Hg Circumpolar” demonstrates the cycle of mercury that affects Arctic foxes along the coasts of Iceland. Nesting seabirds make up a large portion of a coastal foxes diet, but they are also a large source of pollutants—like mercury—that can impact the health of development of the fox populations and the people that they share food with. This issue will be addressed in new research during Megan Perra’s time in Iceland (see for more details).

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