Icy, frozen, full of ice
I visited Svalbard, in arctic Norway, in the summer of 2013 and came away with vivid memories of the walk on the Longyearbyen Glacier, and a whole host of photographs just asking to be converted into artworks.
Here texture medium was gradually built up onto a prepared canvas and overpainted with heavy body acrylic to convey a sense of what it was like to stand on and next to that immense, moving force of nature. Cold and pristine whilst at the same time dirty and abrasive.
The collection originally consisted of a prototype piece followed by a further 5 final pieces. Four of the final pieces were exhibited at the 5th Base Gallery in East London during the first week of November 2017.
The names given to the pieces reflect the latitude of the glacier – 78° North
In early 2019 I updated this collection with two new, larger works – Schism and Extremities. The final work, Glacialis, was added in early 2020.
All artworks in this collection are available for purchase (any that are sold are marked SOLD).