Since we haven’t gotten into the full swing of conducting research yet, I thought it would be a good idea to familiarize myself with Duluth and some of its art. While waiting for a local performance of the play “Sylvia” by A.R. Gurney to start, I walked down the Duluth Lakewalk and admired some of the artwork in the sculpture garden. The one in the picture above is called “Arising,” It was commissioned to help address violence that was happening in the area. The sculpture represents how it takes an entire community to work together in order create peace. I think the message of this sculpture can be applied to our work as well. Sustainability of land and water resources isn’t something that one person can accomplish, it will take all of us working together and I look forward to being a part of the community that addresses those sustainability issues.