Friday, January 5, 2007

South Pole: The Shackleton Painting

Xavier Cortada, "Shackleton in the South Pole," mixed-media, 24" x 18", 2007. Created in McMurdo Station, Antarctica using canvas, acrylic paint, crushed Mt. Erebus crystals, soil samples from the Dry Valleys, soil samples from Ross Island, McMurdo Sound seawater, GIS maps of the Antarctic continent, copies of historic photographs and maps of Sir Ernest Shackleton's expeditions.

Presented on January 4, 2007 to the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station for permanent display, conceptually placing the great Antarctic explorer in the place that eluded him in life.

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