A Requiem for Ice

Words and Artwork by: Eleanor Goldstein

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Eleanor Goldstein artwork “Requiem” watercolor greenland iceberg
 

In September of 2018, I traveled to Greenland and Baffin Island on a converted fishing boat with a small group of artists, scientists, adventurers, and crew members. My time in the north was an astonishing and breath-taking experience that I have been chasing in my studio ever since - I want to honor the majestic bodies of icebergs that are predicted to disappear due to the Earth's warming. 


My time in the north was an astonishing and breath-taking experience that I have been chasing in my studio ever since. 


I undertook this journey because I experienced a profound sense of loss at the realization that the beauty of these places would soon be gone. The ice, the animals that rely upon it, and the people who have built a rich culture within that landscape would soon just be history. 

 
Watercolor 58 x 51

Watercolor 58 x 51

Pastel 35.5 x 50

Pastel 35.5 x 50

 
Watercolor 58 x 51

Watercolor 58 x 51

Pastel Collage 32 x 44

Pastel Collage 32 x 44

 
Watercolor 32 x 44

Watercolor 32 x 44

 
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