ARCTIC BLUE DRIFT ICE I (2017)
Recycled foam, wooden panels, acrylic paint and water-based pigments.
72” x 48” x 2”
De St. Croix’s relief paintings show various forms of Arctic ice, such as multi-year ice, which stays frozen for consecutive seasons, or dark ice, which is caked with algae. In Arctic Blue Drift Ice, the artist begins with a blue-black ground like cold water devoid of reflected light, on top of which he carves sections of ice drifting apart and making the water underneath seem exposed.
Collage works and photographic documentation in support of the project can be viewed in the respective sections.