THE Flow Project

In 2022, the Flow Project paired undergraduate student artists with water professionals from across the state of Wisconsin to create art inspired by water. This year’s Flow Project includes cohorts from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Madison, and Stevens Point. From the breakdown of pesticides in Wisconsin’s lakes to a book educating children about the smallmouth bass, this year’s Flow Project is yet another testament to the amazing work being done on behalf of the waterways in and around Wisconsin.

CLICK ON THE GALLERY IMAGES BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST, WATER PARTNERS, AND WATER TOPIC. 

MICROORGANISMS

by JOHN BURNARD

Water Communities

By JULIA BUSKIRK

WINGRA WATEr network

By MARGO BUTLER

SUNSET LAKE

By RACHEL DOOLEY

RIVERWAYS

By Anna HEINEN

Root Systems

By LINDSAY HUEHNS

RIPARIAN COMMUNITY

By MARIE JENSEN

fading in freshwater 

By caitlyn kizer

limited time frame

By collette larue

sinking bluff

By victoria livingston 

float

By Astrid hooper lofton

lake michigan food web

By allyson mills

smallmouth

By audrey nagorsen 

INVASION ON WATER MICROBES

BY MADISON SHERMAN

fish hotel

By sierra smith

unintended consequences

By kyra steenbock

Watershed

By gabrielle whisler

FLOW PROJECT ORGANIZERS

Julia Buskirk

Flow Project Director

Julia Buskirk is in her fourth year at UW-Madison studying Conservation Biology and Environmental Studies. She and Dr. Alexandra Lakind began Flow to center art and storytelling in conversations around water. Buskirk’s work and interests sit at the intersection of art, water, and humans, with projects like Water Lines and Stories from the Flood. You can usually find her reading, biking, or looking for birds.

 

alexandra lakind

Flow Project Advisor 

Dr. Alexandra Lakind has engaged in numerous collaborations to design arts initiatives that bring people together with diverse, but interconnected, interests and identities. To explore more of these projects, please visit The Bubbler @ Madison Public Library and The Becoming Series. Lakind received a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MA from New York University, and a BA from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. 

the 2022 flow project was made possible
with support from