Statement: “Vanishing Ice”
My fascination with ice began in the High Arctic whilst snorkeling alongside some of nature’s greatest artwork, the icebergs of Greenland’s Scoresby Sound. The intricate details, form and color spoke to me and I quickly found myself obsessed with these “sculptures” and their environment. Pack ice provides the only terra firma for hundreds of miles in much of the polar regions supporting an impressive diversity of life, which is dwindling with the disappearing ice due to Climate Change.
In this series of images, I explore the majestic beauty and fragile predicament of ice through both underwater and conventional perspectives. As our climate warms, these delightful creations are quickly vanishing, causing rises in sea levels around the world and threatening our very own existence.
Please join us for Joanna Lentini's artist talk "Vanishing Ice", Wednesday, July 25 , at 7pm.
(All images by Joanna Lentini are protected under the artist's Copyright)