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July 9, 2009

LV Sketchbook Page 020


This is a fabric map of Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. The airstrip is at top. The
new elevated station is shown in blue. The Xs indicate the ever-migrating geographic
South Pole marker, and the knob at right is the Dark Sector, a research area free of electromagnetic interference. Everything else that goes on is at left.

Accuracy and scale aside, I could have used one of these sewn to my jacket sleeve dur-
ing my visit there. It beats fumbling with paper maps in windy, subfreezing conditions.

Filed under: Sketchbook Pages — mbartalos @ 5:27 pm


  1. Could make a quilt of all the necessary maps.

    Comment by Malcolm Wong — July 9, 2009 @ 7:38 pm

  2. Malcolm, sounds like there’s an Antarctic Artist’s grant idea in there somewhere…!

    Comment by mbartalos — July 9, 2009 @ 11:45 pm

  3. I like this artwork of yours – the first one that delighted my eyes. I don’t know why and couldn’t put it into words, but I wanted to tell you that I like this one.

    Comment by Catherines mom — July 11, 2009 @ 4:05 am

  4. Thanks Catherine’s mom! Nice to hear from you again!

    Comment by mbartalos — July 11, 2009 @ 2:07 pm

  5. Hi. Nice picture. Reminds me on Joan Miro.
    Best wishes, Martin

    Comment by Martin — August 7, 2009 @ 12:28 am

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