|"Somewhere out there in the ice fragments, I thought I glimpsed my own desire..." acrylic, text transfer, india ink on canvas.|
My Greenland journey is far from over. Here are a few of the paintings I created in response to my travels in the Northwest of that great cold island. The Arctic lives in me now, and I can't stop thinking about it. My work continues.
|"The Longspun Story of Earth", acrylic, image transfer, india ink on canvas.|
"This story is partly about a kind of heartbreak for a world that remains so vitally unaware of how imperiled it is. The more I sense the miracle, the more intense appears the tragedy. The only way to feel better, then, is to appreciate less, which would of course feel worse. Let's put a positive spin on it and say that for now the miracle is winning."
- Carl Safina, The View From Lazy Point
|"In Greenland I found the bones of myself..." acrylic and india ink on canvas.|
|"Melting Greenland/Ice Corral", acrylic, text transfer, india ink on canvas.|
Also, "For Greenland. A Love Letter."
|"Little Red House at the End of the World", acrylic on canvas with india ink.|
Little red house... This painting is inspired by the historical 19th century building (an old Danish cooper's shop) that I lived and worked at in Upernavik, Greenland. It sits on a spit of land jutting into the sea, wracked by wind and time. Massive icebergs rise and fall to the rhythm of the tides - sometimes serene, sometimes violent - creating a different seascape with each new day. The light is spectacular. And it really does feel like being at the farthest edge of the world. ~