Ice Castle - SOLD
Oil on canvas
122 cm x 61cm, 48”x24”
There are moments in life which truly take your breath away.
This beautiful ice castle is located within Chugach State Park, due west of the town of Valdez, Alaska. I could not have visited this scene on a more picturesque day: blazing blue sky, not a cloud in sight.
Kayaking around this substantial iceberg did take my breath away. For someone so infatuated with colour, the sheer spectrum of blues I drank in was awe-inspiring, not to mention the sheer magnitude of the edifice when I drew up close.
Close, but fortunately not too close... just 20 metres away from the face of the iceberg, as my paddle scooped through the glassy sea, a cracking sound filled the air- a piece of the ice fell away (calved). The echo shuddered throughout the sound and the fragment dropped into the sea, creating waves and ripples beneath my small kayak.
A moment frozen in my own timeline, yet also so fleeting.