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March 2, 2009

LV Sketchbook Page 032


I’ll be drawing on Shackleton’s and Scott’s huts for key content and composition cues. I’m particularly focused on Shackleton’s repurposed venesta cases in keeping with the project’s recycling theme. The wood cases found second lives as shelves, book cases, box storage, work surfaces, and partitioning. Not to mention book covers, which led me here in the first place. Expect such shapes and elements in my upcoming sketches and in the final wood assemblages too.

Filed under: Sketchbook Pages — mbartalos @ 10:37 pm


  1. Fantasic trip!!! Wonderful work!!! Cangratulations and greetings. Erwin + Monica

    Comment by Erwin Bacmeister — March 9, 2009 @ 7:21 am

  2. Exciting to finally be able to see an artist at work with all those scientists! Will we be able to view your work at the museum? Thanks for sharing the details of your trip, especially your sketchbook ideas and those o previous artists/explorers.


    Comment by Kathryn Hannay — March 21, 2009 @ 8:31 pm

  3. Thank you for your comments. Exhibition arrangements are still in the works but I’ll announce them here. I’ll also be giving a couple presentations at the Academy in the fall. Stay tuned!

    Comment by mbartalos — March 21, 2009 @ 9:20 pm

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