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  allyson Comstock          

In the austral summer of 2013, I deployed to Palmer Station on the Antarctic Peninsula to participate in the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program. I spent seven weeks working along side scientific research teams, learning about their research projects with the goal of incorporating that research into a suite of drawings. The resulting suite of drawings titled Antarctica: Micro, Macro and In-between, is in progress with the first four triptychs completed. These drawings create visual narratives that convey the importance of perceptions relative to what one knows, understands and values in nature. They serve to raise questions about how we view and understand the Antarctic environment and the larger natural world. Visit my blog and read about my adventures in Antarctica at www.antarcticaart.com.



                                                                                                                              

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Antarctica: Micro, Macro and In-between #1


Special thanks to Dr. James McClintock who shared the microscopic image of

     diatoms used as source imagery in the creation of this drawing.

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This work is support by the National Science Foundation grant no. 1158882