Saturday, March 3, 2007

Ice Paintings

Miami artist Xavier Cortada created ice paintings in McMurdo Station, Antarctica using: Antarctic Sea Ice (ASI) or ice from the Western Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS), sediment from the Antarctic Dry Valleys, acrylic paint, and gesso on paper, 12" x 9", 2007.

These works on paper were created by Cortada using samples given to him by scientists onsite during his 2006-2007 National Science Foundation Antarctic Artist and Writers fellowship in Antarctica. Each piece in the series was titled after randomly selected names of glaciers, mountains, coasts, bays and seas of the continent that inspired their creation.

To see ice paintings please see images above.

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