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Art conservator Kristin Cheronis and her team spend their workdays “where art meets air,” maintaining and preserving various Twin Cities outdoor sculptures. In her work, she sees how quickly “dirt” and other particles accumulate on the sculptures, giving her a unique perspective on how the pollution we put into our atmosphere impacts public works, as well as other things we value and seek to protect. Unlike the carbon emissions fueling climate change, the particles she deals with are visible and thus their impact is more readily apparent. However, since both types of pollution typically originate from similar sources, her work to preserve public art can be interpreted as an analogy for the work to preserve the environment from the impacts of planet-warming emissions.