The moon shines on a wall of ancient blue ice, floating chunks, and icebergs in Greenland in this imagined scene.
I started painting an imagined version of the Greenland Ice Sheet because I care a lot about melting due to global warming, and subsequent sea level rise.
In this painting, autumn comes, the days get shorter, the rate of melting slows. And the moon is higher in the night sky. But melting from the summer has led to more icebergs, more ice chunks in the water. Blue ice is ancient ice, pressed through the millennia by the weight of layers upon layers of ice above it. Greenland Ice Sheet III, moon and blue ice tells a story of remoteness, wilderness, mystery and a forbidding seascape. This is one of a series, imagined landscapes from the immense Greenland Ice Sheet. See also Greenland Ice Sheet I, collapsing wall; Greenland Ice Sheet II, glacier valley; and Greenland Ice Sheet IV.
Screens differ in their display of colors. I photographed the painting in daylight in an effort to represent the colors as truly as possible.
[Item number 4637]
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