West Antarctica Ice Sheet Divide

Art Exhibition 

Museum of the North

University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Beauty at the Core 

March 11 - August 31, 2016

 

West Antarctica Ice Sheet Divide Camp (WAIS)  

Winter 2017

 

Air Archive

Silverpoint, silver leaf and watercolor on prepared watercolor paper

10" x 10"

2015

 

This piece brings together imagery from the ice repository (where the ice cores are stored after extraction), Antarctic topography, and the ice core itself. The white background evokes the West Antarctic snow and ice-covered landscapes. The circles of silver leaf represent, both physically and metaphorically, the storage tubes that hold the precious ice samples. The central image depicts air bubbles in the ice, frozen in time, connecting us to the past. The contours reflect the topography of the ice sheet, drawing together many aspects of the WAIS Divide project.

Exhibition in Antartica at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide Camp in 2017

Air Archive: silverpoint, silver leaf and watercolor on watercolor paper. 10" x 10" 2015

Exhibition in Antartica at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide Camp in 2017

Exhibition in Antartica at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide Camp in 2017

Air Archive: silverpoint, silver leaf and watercolor on watercolor paper. 10" x 10" 2015

Air Archive: silverpoint, silver leaf and watercolor on watercolor paper. 10" x 10" 2015

Air Archive: silverpoint, silver leaf and watercolor on watercolor paper. 10" x 10" 2015

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