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List of artists

(alphabetized by first name)

Amelia Bird
Anna Daedalus
Bonnie Thompson Norman
Bryan Kring
Carrie L. Larson
Casey Gardner
Cathryn Miller
Charlene Asato
Christine Martell
Colin Frazer
Cynthia Colbert
Cynthia Nourse Thompson
Dennis Yuen
Emily Martin
Erin Sweeney
Heather Doyle-Maier
Heather Kasvinsky
Joanne Price
Joshua Orr
Karen Chew & Nanette Wylde
Karen Kunc
Kelly Parsell
Kyle Holland
Laurie Weiss
Lesley Mitchell
Linda K Johnson
Lori Reed
Marie Marcano
Merike van Zanten
Peggy Johnston
Ravi Shukla + S. Arden Hill
Rebecca Chamlee
Rebecca Childers
Sammy Seung-min Lee
Sarah McDermott
Servane Briand
Sun Young Kang
Turner Hilliker


Heather Kasvinsky / Kimberley Maher

Fairbanks, Alaska


The Alaskan Giving Tree: Betula neoalaskana

paper, birch bark, wood

4 x 7 closed; 7 x 48 open

edition of 5

© 2011



Designed and printed by Heather Kasvinsky and written by Kimberley Maher, this book is an art and science collaboration in conjunction with the One Tree Project in Fairbanks, Alaska. Screen-printed in March 2011, this book honors Birch Tree Number 4, an Alaskan birch harvested from Nenana Ridge. Kasvinsky’s fascination with the natural world that surrounds her provides inspiration for her work as an artist. Structural forms in nature as well as diagrams, charts, and elements from old natural history books influenced her imagery for this piece.

Heather Kasvinsky received an MFA in Printmaking from Arizona State University and has taught at the college level for the past twelve years. Heather lives in Fairbanks, AK where she is a studio artist. She currently teaches as adjunct faculty in the art department at University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Her collaborator Kimberley Maher (MSc) has been captivated by Alaskan birch and harvesting birch sap ever since assisting with the Alaska Boreal Forest Council’s Tapping Into Spring educational project in 1998.