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Giant Igloo Protecting the Glacier

Giant Igloo Protecting the Glacier

HK$1,200.00Price

Hand pulled original Woodcut Print (oil-based ink on handmade cloud dragon rice paper)

Paper size: 8x10” / 20x25cm

Image size: 6x8.75” / 15x22cm

2022

Editions of 100 + 5AP

unframed

USD 150

 

With half the country's glaciers gone and its permafrost shifting, the Ice Queen is desperate to close Pandora's box. To insulate the temperature, she is building gigantic igloos to shelter the glaciers with Chief Engineer (an arctic fox) and a team of construction workers (arctic hares.)

 

A quintessential arctic image (said by a new best friend who lives in the world’s northernmost town Longyearbyen), this glacier is protected by a new and shiny giant igloo with floating sea ice in the foreground.

 

This glacier is a direct translation of Hornsundbreen Glacier, the glacier we saw on the first day morning of our expedition. Looking at my photos again, the glacier looks as impressive as it did on Day 1!!!

 

**Each print is original, hand-pulled and may look slightly different from the image sample.

 

 

About Northlandia Arctic Woodcuts

 

In Oct-Nov 2022, I went on a month-long research residency programme “The Arctic Circle” in the arctic Svalbard for Northlandia, one of the five imaginary countries in my lifelong World of 2084 project. During the trip, I sketched landscape on site on small woodblocks and weaved Northlandia narrative into the composition and carve the woodblocks on the boat and in my room in Longyearbyen, the world’s northernmost town.

 

The collection of 24 Northlandia Arctic Woodcuts was then be hand-printed in Hong Kong and launched in December 2022. These small woodcut prints serve as a starting point for larger works (woodcuts and drawings and more) under the Northlandia arctic narrative I will develop over the next decade.

 

 

About Northlandia

 

Northlandia is one of the five imaginary countries in The World of 2084, my lifelong project to portray a futuristic world in the corresponding year.

 

Drawing from diverse sources such as early arctic pioneer history, Inuit and Central American mythology, science fiction and children's literature, literary tradition magical realism and fairy tales, Northlandia is a surreal arctic tale of the precarious balance between human greed and the magical landscape, between the north and the rest of the world and between self-preservation and the rapidly changing climate.

 

 

  • When will my art be sent out?

    I ship my art out every two weeks. If you need it for a special occasion, make sure you drop a line in “note” when you check out. I always do my best to make it to you in time.

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