Aurora borealis above the crevasse


‘Aurora borealis above the crevasse’, by Alison C. Dibble, oil on panel 24 x 24 x 1.5 inches.


An unwalkable landscape, so forbidding that we can’t find a way forward, yet the night sky is alight with the ethereal colors of the Aurora borealis.

‘Aurora borealis above the crevasse’ is an original fine art painting by Alison C. Dibble, oil on panel, 24 x 24 x 1.5 inches. It is part of a series, Greenland Ice Sheet Imagined.

First I thought about the way a glacier can break up into an area of deep fissures, and I found a few photos of this phenomenon that had been by others. Then I put all my resource materials away. I set about to call forth an emotion, could it be poignancy, or …regret? With hope, too. Could I convey emotion by contrasting the steep, slippery walls within the crevasse with the wavy vivid colors of the Aurora?

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