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We entered the ice and crossed the arctic circle today. The ice is constantly charging and completely mesmerizing. I could watch it for hours. I did this drawing by toning the entire paper with powdered graphite and then “drawing” the ice with an eraser.

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Chelsea Clarke

Chelsea is an artist working on Cape Cod. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking and Drawing from Maine College of Art. She will be making daily drawings based on her daily experiences while also developing imagery for a larger body of finished prints.

5 Responses

  1. Eliza

    This drawing is so beautiful! when I first saw it I thought it was a drawing! I love how you drew the ice with the eraser. Its very exciting that you guys have entered the Arctic Circle! Have you seen many polar bears and marine animals? I hope the sky is never as grey as it is in this drawing! I also really loved your drawing of the circle phytoplankton. It was the center plankton of my print. Good luck the rest of your trip!

  2. Chelsea Clarke

    Thanks Eliza! We have actually seen quite a few polar bears! They’re usually pretty far away but still fun to watch through binoculars. I feel very lucky to have the chance to see them in the wild. I’m sorry to report though that the sky is as gray as the drawing a lot of the time. We do have sunny days, but there are a lot of clouds and fog here. It’s still beautiful though! By the way, all the scientists who have seen the photo of your print love it!

    • Chelsea Clarke

      Libby! Glad you like it and I wish you could be here to see the ice for real! Your little goose drawing is very sweet, I didn’t know it was possible to choose your own icon but I should have known you could never be a pixelated robot :)


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