This image is part of The Polar Pom-Pom Project which was created to engage children with art and the Arctic, in order to connect them directly with issues relating to climate change. I worked with over 650 kids on the project and journeyed into the High Arctic with 2000+ yarn pom-poms to make a series of work to continue the conversation about climate change.
Deborah Hamon received a BFA from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California in 1990 and an MFA in 2002 from the University of California, Davis. From 2002-04 she received an Affiliate Artist Studio Award at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California. Hamon has shown her work nationally and internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including a solo exhibition of her photographs in March 2008 at Galerie Schuster in Berlin, Germany. Five of her photographs were featured in "Art on the Edge" -- an exhibition featuring seven artists selected by guest curator Nicholas Baume, at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, NM in April, 2010. Her work has won many awards including a West Prize Acquisitions Award. She was selected as one of PDN’s 30 for 2010 — Photo District News’ choice of New and Emerging Photographers to Watch. In late 2011 one of her photographs travelled to Tel Aviv, Israel as part of the Art in Embassies program, and will be on view for approximately 3 years. Hamon was selected to participate in Review Santa Fe in Santa Fe, NM in 2009, and in the fall of 2013, she has been invited to participate in the Arctic Circle residency – where she will board an ice-class expedition sailing vessel, with a small group of international artists, scientists and educators and voyage on a collaborative mission into the High Arctic while pursuing her own projects. Hamon’s work has been featured in numerous publications including Photo District News, The Photo Review, Fraction, Picnic magazine (Mexico City) and Studio Visit. Hamon’s photographs are included in the permanent collection of the Crocker Art Museum and the West Collection. Deborah Hamon was born in Adelaide, Australia and lives and works in Marin county in the San Francisco Bay Area.