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Part 9: Three Amazing Artists
Posted: Friday, September 4, 2015
On board we have three amazing artists – Toby Wright from Monaco, Halla Gunnarsdottir from Iceland and Wyland from the United States. The inspiration they are getting from this journey is producing some amazing work.
Toby is drawing sharpie ‘tattoos’ of the animals of the Arctic on the right shoulder of the girls on board. Narwhals, polar bears, belugas, arctic foxes and walruses. The way he works is from sketches so a lot of his finished works will come later on canvas.
Halla is primarily a sculptor, sketch artist and fine art artist. Her work encompassed the animals so far in a mural type sketch – the personalities of the different bears were evident in their beautiful faces.
Wyland, amongst many things, is known for his ‘big art’ and today was capped off with a sketch in the snow on an ice flow of a huge polar bear we nicknamed the “The Great Ice Bear.” A very big sketch to deliver a very big message in our film on the environment here in the High Arctic.
And the work keeps flowing as we move closer to the North Pole – closer than any other commercial expedition ship has gone. Wow what a journey!