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So Hess

So Hess

Mount Holyoke College

  • Art Studio
  • Environmental Studies

So is double majoring in Environmental Studies and Art Studio, looking to explore the connection between humans and the land. They are specifically interested in the marine conservation of kelp forests from her home in California, and learns from Indigenous land practices and historical ecology to provide insight on modern day restoration strategies. Their artwork imagines sustainable future, and explores themes of migration, consumption, and climate change.

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