My recently published work and exhibitions highlighting the Polar Regions focusses on the environment and what is profoundly at stake. What is at stake? The true essence – the spiritual essence, if you will – of nature’s importance that has been sidelined by politicians and business people. The Arctic, where sea ice is rapidly diminishing, possesses great threat to the existence of the Polar Bear. Arctic sea ice is the Polar Bear’s feeding habitat. As the sea ice disappears, bear mortality rate rises. In 2008, the polar bear became the first animal to be added to the Endangered Species act list of threatened species because of global warming. As the world’s ice caps and glacier’s continue to melt and shrink at alarming rates, trouble almost certainly looms. Antarctica, the coldest, driest and windiest place on earth is experiencing unprecedented ice melt in the Western Peninsula, the world’s most vulnerable ice sheet.
I am drawn to the Polar Regions whose magnificence stands as monuments to nature, grandeur of light and space and texture and form… As a lover of music, I find amidst them a never ending array of melodies, harmonies and overtones. It is music captured in ice… complex, yet simple, stately and at times solemn, and above all else, inspiring…
My work is a reconnection to the past and the immense issues facing the world’s climate.
As Charlie Parker said, “Music is your own experience, your thoughts your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out your horn.”
I travel to see the world, to know the world, to know myself and to show others what I have found, to show others what is.