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Penguin Island, Antarctica
Acrylic on Canvas 36"x48";91.4cmx121.9cm; image © ruth hartman


Drake Passage, Antarctica
Acrylic on Canvas 36"x48";91.4cmx121.9cm; image © ruth hartman

Baffin Berg, Nunavut, Canada
Acrylic on Canvas 36"x48";91.4cmx121.9cm; image © ruth hartman

Unity, Nunavut, Canada
Acrylic on Canvas 36"x48";91.4cmx121.9cm; image © ruth hartman

Bylot Island, Nunavut,Canada
Acrylic on Canvas 24" x 30";60.96 cm x 76.2 cm; image © ruth hartman

Berg Duo, Nunavut, Canada
Acrylic on Canvas 24" x 30";60.96 cm x 76.2 cm; image © ruth hartman

Floe Edge, Nunavut, Canada
Acrylic on Canvas Board 8"x10";20.3cmx25.4cm; image © ruth hartman


Antarctic Alma
Heat Transfer on Paper 8"x10";20.3cmx25.4cm; image © ruth hartman

Sunday Drive
Mixed Media on Paper 10"x10";25.4cmx25.4cm; image © ruth hartman

My 'ice paintings' resulted from trips to the Arctic and Antarctic in 1989 and 1993 during which I came to appreciate the multi-faceted beauty and emotional power of ice.

Ice symbolizes both the permanence and impermanence of our collective past, present and future. Whether still, melting or advancing, its effect can be both reassuring and ominous.

The ice caps we took for granted since the ice age are melting in the current geological age of anthropocene - the last 200 years of significant and unprecedented acceleration of the impact of human activity on our planet's ecosphere.

images © ruth hartman
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Some images are available in archival limited edition prints. Contact the artist directly for details.