Margot Cormier Splane Visual Artist

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Internationally Award Winning Artist

Glaciers Calving


Hand Pulled Serigraph ~ 22 Stencils

2020 ~ 3 x 4” ~ 8 x 10 cm

Edition 58, artist proofs 5

Continental glaciers are land-based ice formations, correspondingly icebergs are floating ice formations. When Continental glaciers cover huge land masses, like Greenland or Antarctica, they are called Ice Sheets. Huge ice formations form at the poles in the Arctic and Antarctic Circle, and on high mountains. Glaciers range from hundreds of feet in thickness, up to 3 miles thick in parts of Antarctica. With Climate Change warming the poles the most quickly, these continental glaciers which extend past the land they sit on into the Arctic and Antarctic Ocean, the glaciers are beginning to fray at the edges. When the edges of a Glacier collapse into the ocean, the process is called Glaciers Calving, and the massive chunks of ice that fall off the glacier are called ice burgs. Some of the ice burgs are the size of small islands.

The phrase, ‘glaciers calving ,’ has always given me an interesting visual image, which you now get to share in my calf art.

Glacier calving every summer is a normal, and then the ice grows back the next winter. With Climate Change however, the accelerated rate at which the Glaciers are melting and calving today, coupled with shorter and less cold winters, are leading to permanent and accelerated shrinking of the Glaciers and Ice Sheets in the Arctic and Antarctica circles, as well as on the peaks of mountains, which are critical sources of drinking water. Massive amounts of ice melting, is also causing ocean levels to rise. Like throwing ice cubes from the freezer into a bath tub, one after another, eventually it becomes apparent that the level of the water is rising.

This serigraph has participated in the following International Exhibits;

2023  42nd Mini Print International of Cadaqués, Galerie L’EtangD’Art, Bages, France
2022  42nd Mini Print International of Cadaqués, Taller Galeria Fort, Cadaqués,Spain
2022  42nd Mini Print International of Cadaqués, Wingfield Barns, Wingfield, Suffolk, UK
2022  42nd Mini Print International of Cadaqués, Fundació Tharrats d’Art Gràfic, Pineda de Mar, Barcelona Spain
2021  Internationale d’art miniature’s 11th edition, Centre d’exposition Louise-Carrier, Ville-Marie, QC, Canada
2021  The International Contemporary Miniprint of Kazanlak, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2021  The International Contemporary Miniprint of Kazanlak, Kazanlak, Bulgaria