Margot Cormier Splane Visual Artist

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Internationally Award Winning Artist

Ice Berg / Cube


Hand Pulled Serigraph ~ Stencils 16

2010 ~ 3 x 4” ~ 8 x 10 cm

Edition 60, artist proofs 6

This iceberg meme shows a polar bear hitching a ride, as the iceberg underneath it begins to melt. My polar bear artwork is celebrating these amazing swimmers, who enjoy taking a dip in water that is barely above freezing. No wonder they like to climb up on ice floes and take a break every once in a while. A thick undercoat of fur, and a thick layer of fat helps to both insulate and float the bear for its long cool swim.

With Global Warming the sea ice landscape is becoming more fragmented, and polar bears who always regularly swam across bays, and between ice floes, are more frequently now being seen in open water. The longest ever recorded swim by a polar bear was 427 miles (687 km) in the Beaufort Sea, and it took nine days to complete. Phew, that is an extreme athlete!


This serigraph has participated in the following International Exhibits;

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

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

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

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

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