The body of work, Glacier Series, was created in response to glacial retreat. While this issue was interesting to me on a global level, it was even more intriguing on a local level, which ultimately seemed more proactive. Colorado has sixteen active glaciers that provide a portion of the state with freshwater in late summer when drought occurs. Through my extensive research, I discovered that glaciers statewide will disappear within this century, if not sooner, due to global warming (according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) - this alarms me. The glacial work is a response to my accumulation of research; some work simply uses the issue as a starting point, while other work clearly displays the concern.