2012 11 x 19” 28 x 48.5 cm Hand Pulled Serigraph 20 Stencils Edition 56 A.P. 6
Here the sled dogs team are pulling the dog sled, as they swim through the water. Yikes, should that be a kayak?! It was fascinating to look at hundreds of pictures of sled dogs when I was doing research for this huskie art work. Some of the racing dog teams today contain a variety of different breeds, not just the traditional malamutes, huskies, or Samoyed dogs. That is because teams of Racing sled dogs, just need speed and endurance today. After the race is over many dogs head back to a home further south. The real sled dogs have to be tough enough to handle an Arctic winter.
The Inuit who live in the northern most inhabited stretches of Canada, and the Arctic Circle have been noticing a gradual warming of the climate and thinning ice in the Arctic for decades. This warming has more recently been on an accelerated trajectory, with open water appearing earlier in the spring, and staying open later into the fall, and ice melting in places where it has not been ice free before.
Transitions; Federation Gallery, Vancouver B.C., National, 2013 * FCA 3rd Prize Award