Nanuq Polynia is a series of five drawings that explore the animals living in the borderline of ice and water in the arctic. Nanuq is Inuit for polar bear and Polynia, which derives from Russian, is a large area of open water surrounded by sea ice. By drawing and observing animals I wish to meditate on and investigate the shamanistic bond between animal, nature and human. The work was created for the exhibition "Tegning Nå" at Spriten Kunsthall in Skien, Norway 2013, which was curated by Catrine Orr Danielsen.
Size: 71 cm x 56 cm
Media: Pencil drawing on Arches watercolor paper