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As the Academy's first Affiliated Artist, Michael Bartalos presents the series of work he's creating using recycled materials from polar research facilities in Antarctica to inspire sustainability worldwide.
September 30, 2015
Much of my research for the Long View Project is about the history and current practice of waste management in Antarctica.
August 30, 2015
Antarctic Item 048 is actually two items: a large screw and a small bolt, both beautifully corroded.
July 30, 2015
Antarctic Item 21 is a fuel tank cap found and donated to the Long View project by Marble Point camp manager Randall “Crunch” Noring.
June 30, 2015
In this and the next two blog entries, I return to posting objects that I acquired in Antarctica for my project.
May 30, 2015
LV Sketchbook Page 010 references the optical spectrum of the sun and its spectral lines of varying colors.
April 30, 2015
LV Sketchbook Page 048 addresses the role of shape and form in conveying ideas in data and art.
March 30, 2015
My newest Long View artwork takes Antarctic ice coring for its subject. Ice cores are obtained by drilling deep into ice sheets and extracting cylindrical-shaped samples of compressed snowfall.
February 15, 2015
LV Sketchbook Page 047 addresses the role of color in representing and conveying information in data and art.
January 30, 2015
LV Sketchbook Page 050 is inspired by the formal qualities of indexical data and the stories they tell.