Artist Talk with Courtney Blazon – Part 2

A Year Without Summer – Part 2 take a closer look at historical figures through narrative portraits, who experienced the effects of the 1815 eruption of the Volcano Tambora. This collection is anchored by the influence and intrigue of literary icons Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelley, and their cohort; the creation of Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus and the emergence of gothic horror. Benjamin Franklin, W.M.J. Turner, William Scoresby, Ignace Venetz, Luke Howard, Heinrich Hine, Li Yuyang and many more, make up a supporting cast whose stories explore disease, famine, climate science, new movements in the arts, and societal/political changes tied to this singular event.