22" x 30"
Produced 2016, edition of 22 printed on Fawn Stonehenge
This piece was recently printed at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan). It represents 2-3 weeks of linework design that I completed in March, during my last month of a 3 month artist residency in Skagaströnd, Iceland. The piece is an artistic representation of an academic article found here. As mentioned in the blog post below, the piece represents the cycle of Mercury in diet of the arctic fox's that live along the coast. For the fox, they are exposed to mercury mainly through the birds that they eat. Those birds, in turn, eat fish that are contaminated, and those fish eat other fish that have mercury and so on and so on. The highest mercury levels occur at the top of the foodchain which, in this case, is the arctic fox. As the icecaps in the arctic continue to melt, pollutants that have been stored in the ice for decades will be released into the ocean, having a negative impact on any animals that have a marine diet.