Don Kennell and Lisa Adler A Polar Bear Stands in the Desert, 2018Located at Glow Plaza Festival Grounds
Edna the polar bear serves as an arctic ambassador, illuminating the correlation between habitat loss and our carbon footprint. This striking figure is constructed from steel, repurposed from 100 recycled car hoods, and adorned with glass eyes. A notable landmark within Reno's Neon Line District, "A Polar Bear Stands in the Desert" stands as a distinct and powerful representation of the urgent environmental message it conveys.
It was created by Don Kennell and Lisa Adler as an icon for global warming. This public artwork was designed to capture people’s imagination and inspire people to take action to save the polar bears from climate change and extinction.