9.5″ × 16″, oil on linen (2010) Coronation Fiord, Auyuittuq National Park, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada
Coronation Glacier is an impressive sight to behold when viewed in its entirety. I tried to capture that perspective in my Great Glacier painting. But Coronation is equally beautiful upon closer inspection. Boating along its face, I studied countless forms of ice, varied through compression and the forces of nature, and found this arch at its north end. It looked almost ready to collapse, so I hurried with my paints to capture this ephemeral scene.