Sandy O’Connor: A Tipping Point

Thursday, June 17th


June 17 – August 15, 2021

Back Bay Room


In 2019, Copley Artist, Sandy O’Connor was awarded a prestigious Copley Society of Art Visual Artistic Fellowship with a residency at the historic Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. She spent her time documenting the beauty and ecological significance of landscapes within the Outer Cape, focusing on locations deemed the most fragile and vulnerable to climate change.


The end result was a body of work composed of a series of graphite sketches, watercolor studies, and transparent watercolor paintings that document some of the land and seascapes on the Cape Cod National Seashore affected by climate change. “A Tipping Point: An Artist’s Perspective on Climate Change on the Outer Cape” pays particular attention to the dunes and salt marshes that serve as natural protective barriers to extreme weather events. By researching, sketching, and painting the natural beauty of vulnerable landscapes, the artist hopes to engage others in their protection and support ongoing efforts by scientists, residents, and concerned organizations.

“Sandy O’Connor: A Tipping Point” will be on exhibit at the Copley Society of Art starting on June 17th in the Back Bay Room and continues through July 18th.