Start date:
November 2015
End date:
January 2016
New Harbor
Principle Investigator:
Ms. Helen Glazer
This project will take photographs of ice formations and use them as the basis for a series of hand−colored photographs and three−dimensional relief sculptures of Antarctica. These artworks will be informed by scientific understanding of the interactions of water, atmosphere, geology, and, in some places, organisms and wildlife. The artist will work at three locations that together represent a variety of topographical features: Explorers Cove/New Harbor, the penguin habitat at Cape Royds on Ross Island, and the McMurdo Dry Valleys, The artworks will show how physical forces sculpt ice at the surface, within and beneath it, and through cycles of compression, freezing, and melting.