|"Looking for the Ice", cyanotype print with mixed media. |
Gray December days. We're closing in on the first day of winter and the shortest day of the year - the very darkest of days in Greenland. Would I see the Aurora if I was still there, spinning through low slung stars overhead, the snow creaking with cold like old bones and the patchy sea ice signaling danger?
Thinking of the Arctic and how, whatever our measure of darkness this time of year, we are all waiting for the light. It unites us.
In the meantime, I'm working and making art as if my life depended on it.
One of my favorite projects right now is the series of porcelain skeleton ships I've been sculpting. They'll be installed in a gallery from the ceiling, resting on... nothing. Kayaks inspired by my own powerful Arctic water voyage but also by dying seas and rising tides and temperatures - hanging in delicate balance just as we are.