Polygons can form either in permafrost areas or in areas that are affected by seasonal frost.
Blue ice occurs when snow falls on a glacier, is compressed, and becomes part of a glacier that winds its way toward a body of water. During its travels, air bubbles that are trapped in the ice are squeezed out, and the size of the ice crystals increases, making it clear.
As sea ice extent declined over the past years, Arctic tundra has received an increased amount of summer warmth and has gotten greener. Arctic tundra is a maritime biome, most of which can be found within 100 kilometers of seasonally ice-covered seas.
Welcome to The Arctic Arts Project a multi-year photographic study into change in the peri-arctic. The project looks to capture change in the purist of art forms and will be used to promote dialog between the science community and the art world. What does change look like? Where and how does it occur, and what will be the platform for meaningful dialog. Join us as we venture out into the arctic and bring back our interpretation of Arctic Art.
For good or ill, change is a constant. Environmentally speaking, climate change appears as a rapid course of kinetic evolution. As the human existence is wrapped in questions both profound and complex regarding this change, one question that surfaces for me as an artist is: What does profound kinetic evolution look like? What is the visual response to these changes in our environment? The Arctic Arts Project looks to artistically capture the exquisite art and essence of the Arctic change; the colors, the light, the textures, the forces of change that create a sense of visceral beauty within its evolution. The Project intends to create a photographic fine art collection of works that span the northern most hemisphere of our planet. Join us as we journey through the arctic over time, exploring the visual response to Climate Change.