Marshall Birnbaum, ‘Mountain Sized Art’, 2017, CMA: Benefit Auction 2017


Marshall Birnbaum
Marshall Birnbaum is a photographer and curator based in the mighty Wasatch Mountains of Northern Utah. His photography explores the themes of human connection to landscape and landscape's impact on the human psyche. Birnbaum is also the Director of the Summit Arts Foundation based in Eden, Utah. The Summit Arts Foundation is a subsidiary of the Summit Institute non-profit focused on the myriad of ways that creativity helps build community and instills appreciation for Utah's beautiful natural landscape. Prior to directing the Summit Arts Foundation, Marshall had established the Summit Artist in Residence program, a hybrid artist residency based at Summit Powder Mountain that has supported hundreds of artists from around the world.

Birnbaum’s Mountain Sized Art depicts a ‘snow mural’ by British artist Simon Beck, made during his Summit Artist Residency. Beck’s monumental and ephemeral works, created by walking through snowfields, aim to raise awareness about climate change and human impact on the environment.

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Image rights: Courtesy of Summit Artist in Residence Program