Taking a stand against climate change

Laura Gayarre and Julian Hands take a selfie with Santa Fe artist Don Kennell’s 35-foot-tall polar bear statue, Long View, which was erected over a span of 10 hours Wednesday at Santa Fe’s Railyard Park. To encourage dialogue about climate change, the standing bear, made with about 100 car hoods salvaged from wreckage yards in Santa Fe, will have an aquatic scene projected onto it during this weekend’s InterPlanetary Festival. The bear will remain at the park until September. Gabriela Campos/The New Mexican

A 35-foot-tall polar bear, made with about 100 car hoods salvaged from wreckage yards in Santa Fe, will have an aquatic scene projected onto it at Railyard Park during this weekend’s InterPlanetary Festival.

Taking a stand against climate change

Santa Fe artist Don Kennell looks up at his 35-foot-tall polar bear sculpture, Long View, which was erected over a span of 10 hours Wednesday at Santa Fe’s Railyard Park. The standing bear, made with about 100 car hoods salvaged from wreckage yards in Santa Fe, is a metaphor for what humans need to do on climate change: “We use recycled materials to tell a story about the past and the future.” Gabriela Campos/The New Mexican