Arctic Series

Al Denyer's avatar Al Denyer

The worldwide water crisis, commercially driven destruction of aquifers and watersheds, alongside the politics associated with claims to water rites, are issues that drive me as a visual artist to create bodies of work, which draw attention to major environmental issues. As a personal response to recent environmental changes in the Arctic Region, I have created different bodies of drawings and paintings, which explore the aesthetics presented by the coastline and ice sheets of the Arctic, and reference a satellite viewpoint. These works, which play on the aesthetic beauty of the surface and reflective material used, present an interpretation of the one of the planets' most pristine and unspoiled areas. The 'Arctic Series' is a visual response to the terrain of the Arctic Region and surface ice sheets as seen from above. These works reference multiple satellite images of the region, yet function as complex fabricated compositions.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2''
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Width: 51'' each panel
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 51'' each panel