Antarctic Sea Ice Series

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Ice Paintings: Sea Ice | WAIS

Xavier Cortada, recipient of a 2006-2007 National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers fellowship, traveled to Antarctica to implement a series of projects and installations. While there, the Miami artist created “ice paintings” using sea ice, glacier and sediment samples provided to him by scientists working in Antarctica. The artist titled the works on paper by randomly selecting the names of geographic features from a map of the continent that inspired their creation.

norvegia

weddell

wilkins

bellingshausen

wrigley

ross

balleny

porpoise

vincennes

prydz

amundsen

astrid

lauritzen

dakshin-gangotri

molodežnaja

drygalski

bickerton

cook

mcmurdo

getz

fletcher

deception

wohlthat

syowa

darnley

denman

banzare

amery

fridtjof nansen

balchen

thwaites

bryan

berkner

Xavier Cortada
Ice Paintings: Antarctic Sea Ice series
Medium: Sea ice from Antarctica's Ross Sea, sediment from Antarctica's Dry Valleys, and mixed media on paper
Size: 12 inches x 9 inches
Year: 2007
Created onsite at McMurdo Station, Ross Island, Antarctica