Sketchbooks: Antarctica

 

In winter 2008 I worked for the Antarctic Heritage Trust on their project to conserve the artifacts from Scott’s Hut from his 1910-1913 expedition. 

My world shrunk to the small functional buildings of Scott Base and expanded out to the vast frozen expanses surrounding it. During the time I spent there, the season turned from 24-hour daylight, through every imaginable shade of twilight, to a deep ongoing night, lit by stars and dazzled by the full moon. 

A-Frame Windows

A-Frame Windows

Dark Walk

Dark Walk

A-Frame Stars

A-Frame Stars

Full Moon

Full Moon

June 2, Scott Base

June 2, Scott Base

June, Scott Base and Erubus

June, Scott Base and Erubus

Red Birds

Red Birds

Skiing on the Ross Sea, May 17

Skiing on the Ross Sea, May 17