Glacier Calving in Moonlight


Slow moving ice makes its way through the moonlight to the Arctic Ocean, where the glacier calves without ceasing.


Glacier Calving in Moonlight, also known as Greenland Ice Sheet II, glacier valley, is an original one-of-a-kind fine art painting by Alison C. Dibble. It is oil on canvas, 24 x 24 x 1.5 inches (61 x 61 x 3.8 cm), unframed and ready to hang. The price ($1800 USD) includes handling, packing and shipping to the lower 48 states of the USA*.

My preoccupation with the Greenland Ice Sheet results from my perusal of the scientific literature regarding loss of ice during recent summers. In this depiction, which is from my imagination, a glacier is calving as it meets the ocean. Layers of ancient ice squeeze through a narrow valley in the moonlight, making wrenching noises as they pass bedrock outcrops. Beware, lower Manhattan and other low lying cities around the world. Sea level rise is real.

See also Iceberg Morning and others in the Greenland Ice Sheet Imagined series.

#Imagined  #Arctic

[Item number 4632]

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A portion of proceeds from sale of this painting goes to nonprofits that aid local efforts in Cuba, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mongolia, and elsewhere.