Margot Cormier Splane Visual Artist

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Internationally Award Winning Artist

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Hand Pulled Serigraph ~ 16 Stencils

2010 ~ 3 x 4” ~ 8  x 10 cm

Edition 60, artist proofs 6

Do polar bears and penguins live together? They would be unlikely animal friends because one lives in the far north, and the other lives in the far south.

These unusual animal friends look very chummy. Do polar bears and penguins live together, actually they could not live further apart. Polar bears are a poster animal for the North Pole, and penguins are a poster animal for the South Pole.

With Climate Change I felt compelled in this artwork to place the most prominent animal from the Arctic next to the most prominent animal from Antarctica, as unusual animal friends. Since they are not responsible for Climate Change, I liked the idea of them getting along just fine.

In reality, the polar bear would like the penguins very much. But the penguin who has not evolved to deal with predators that walk on land, would not like the polar bear at all. I think any encounter between polar bears and penguins would be brief, and any benefit would be in the bears favor.

This serigraph has participated in the following International Exhibits;

2014 Contemporary Mini Print of Kazanlak,  Choudomir Museum, Kazanlak, Bulgaria

2013 Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, SNAP Gallery, Edmonton Alberta, Canada

2013 Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, University of B.C. Okanagan Camp. Kelowna B.C.

2012 Biennial International D’art Miniature, Ville Marie, Quebec, Canada

2012 Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, Federation Gallery, Vancouver B.C.

2011 31st Mini Print International, Galerie l’Etangd’Art in Bages, France

2011 31st Mini Print International, Wingfield Barns, Wingfield, Eye, Suffolk, UK

2011 31st Mini Print International, Fundacio Tharrats d’Art Grafic, Pineda de Mar, Barcelona, Spain

2011 31st Mini Print International of Cadaques 2011, Taller Galeria Fort, Cadaques, Girona, Spain

2011 10th Lessedra World Art Print Annual, Lessedra Gallery, Sofia Bulgaria

2011 Internationale d’art miniature, Galerie Louise-Carrier, Levis Quebec, Canada