Break-Up at Tanquary

12″ × 13″, oil on linen (2012) Tanquary Fiord, Quttinirpaaq National Park, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada

From the INTO THE ARCTIC Project

It’s a special time in the High Arctic when ice gives way to open water during the short summer season. I was fortunate to be on the shores of Tanquary Fiord to watch this change take place before my very eyes. In the distance a river flowed down a mountain, a silver thread connecting the faraway glacier to the ice before me, echoing the fragile balance of this yearly ritual.

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