Edel Rodriguez
Bartalos in Antarctica
Fellow illustrator Mike Bartalos is working on a project in Antarctica this month.   Here's a blog hosted by the California Academy of Sciences that he's been updating regularly with his adventures.   It's been fun to keep up with what he's been up to down there.
"Bartalos’s current project, The Art of Recycling in Antarctica : The Long View, is facilitated by an Antarctic Artist’s and Writer’s Program grant from the National Science Foundation allowing him to create a sequential sculptural work utilizing recyclables specific to polar research. The project intends to raise international awareness of resource conservation and eco-preservation practices in Antarctica, and by extension, promote and inspire sustainability worldwide. 100 sculptural vignettes will form a continuous, free-standing structure which represents the U.S. Antarctic Program’s near-100% recycling protocol as well as the centenary of an early instance of polar recycling in which Ernest Shackleton fashioned wooden covers from provision crates to bind Aurora Australis, the first book ever published in Antarctica."

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