Gallery: Chris Drury’s “Carbon Sink” Art Installation Strikes Nerve of ...

A new environmental art installation placed on the grounds of the University of Wyoming has piqued the ire of several state representatives and the coal industry. The work “Carbon Sink” by British-based land artist Chris Drury is a tangible visual metaphor of the destruction of the West’s forests by pine beetles due to climate change. He has hit a raw nerve with the local coal industry and state legislators as Wyoming is home to the country’s largest coal mine, which serves as a major source of income.

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