Glaciers: Persistent Ice In Motion

These drawings are focused on Alpine glaciers near my home in the Pacific Northwest. I began sketching glaciers about ten years ago, and in that time, have noticed a distinct decline in their extent.

These portraits celebrate the beauty of these unique environments and provide an outlet to contemplate change and the grief associated with loss. There are sequenced drawings that project into a future imagined landscape, with shrinking ice and newly formed moraines. Other drawings focus in on ice falls and crevasses within a glacier. Using both realistic renderings, and distorted abstractions, this work captures both a static point in time, as well as the dynamic nature of these changing masses of ice.