PLEIN AIR ARCTIC PERMAFROST LANDSCAPE I / II (2020)
Mixed media and recycled materials.
15” x 13” x 2′
Permafrost provides preservation and structure in the Arctic and yet it has started to thaw at an alarming rate due to climate change. Plein Air Arctic Permafrost Landscape I was sculpted along the Arctic Ocean. Due to erosion, permafrost along the Northern Alaskan coast has been exposed.
Plein Air Arctic Permafrost Landscape II was sculpted on the site of a historical whaling settlement that perished in its second Arctic winter. The sculpture is a rendering of the settlements landscape view across the fjord of a now dying glacier.
(Plein Air I / II was created in Norway when De St. Croix participated in research in the high Arctic.)