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Antarctic Paintings

The Antarctic Space and Light paintings are a response to the vast West Antarctic Ice Sheet. When I first arrived, the research camp appeared featureless, broken only by grids of cargo, tents and power lines. But gradually a subtler level of contrast materialized. The two constants in this landscape, wind and snow, interact to create a lineage of patterns. The white light is a spectrum of ever shifting hues of purple, pink, yellow, and blues.

In many of the paintings, expanses of white lie next to edges of dark ocean. The apparent stability of immense ice sheets in contrast with receding outlet glaciers occurring at their edges suggests change and unpredictability.