Posts Tagged ‘NICL’

Physical properties of Ice, or How to make an ice core sandwich. . .

Thin sections of glacier ice are incredibly beautiful. I love to gaze into these clear windows filled with little bubbles; some spherical, others oblong, all holding ancient air.  The ice refracts light from its crystal faces into multiple planes of shimmering color. I see them as lovely sculptures, but scientists prepare them to study the…

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Deep Ice, Deep Time – a Journey to West Antarctica

I am thrilled to announce my participation in the National Science Foundations’ Artist and Writers program to travel to West Antarctica this winter.  I will travel to the WAIS Divide Ice Core Project field camp to sketch, photograph, and observe the camp and  surrounding ice sheet plateau.  In 2010, I will create a suite of…

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Encounters with an Ice Core

In November 2007, I traveled to Denver, Colorado to spend three days drawing ice cores inside a freezer at the National Ice Core Laboratory.  This spontaneous trip was driven more by curiosity than a worked out plan and on the way there I began to worry.  I had to face the possibility that the ice…

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