September 15, 2019

“Wonder is one of the most powerful forces with which we are born.” (Kagge)

I have been finding myself fantasizing about every little thing around me recently.  The days shortening and growing colder, the leaves changing, the sounds that are just waking with the turn of...

April 19, 2019

I have been reading Color by Victoria Finlay - it is a fascinating book, diving deep into the history of color's and the authors journey's to witness the origin of these pigments, firsthand.  Needless to say, I am enthralled with the chapters on blue.

The Arctic is...

October 17, 2018

Immaqa. 

A lot has happened in the past year, artwork has been created, travel has been taken, more ice has been seen.

I had been hard pressed to get Svalbard out of my mind, particularly when sweating through an ever hotter summer season.  When I got married, my husband...

July 10, 2017

 I just recently re-read Carlo Rovelli's  Seven Brief Lessons on Physics (an excellent, and quick read!), but that led me to listen to  his interview on the podcast 'On Being with Krista Tippett' again as well.  Also very much worth your time.  There is...

August 28, 2016

There is a polar bear in this shot.  Never underestimate the magnitude of your surroundings. 

It has been some time since my last post and for that I apologize.  Life seems to have a way of getting the priority and placing a pause on talking about amazing places....

July 19, 2016

It was 95 degrees today...take me back to the Arctic please. 

It was bittersweet to leave the pack ice, but I was anticipating even more wonders.  We returned to land in Nordauslandet, Sørvika.  This area was strewn with debris.  Our artist residency traveled to th...

July 11, 2016

We went there on the wind.  By chance.

The winds were coming from the south and as we left Fugelfjorden we let them take us north.  Away from Svalbard, from land, into international waters.  The crew and our guides did not tell us what they were hoping to find (just in...

July 10, 2016

 Sit with this for a moment.  

My next few days at sea were filled with glaciers, ice floes, icebergs... and an art exhibition (more on this shortly).  We began our next day in a fjord branch of Krossfjorden, in front of the glacier Tinayrebreen.  I spent most of t...

July 4, 2016

It has taken me some time to readjust to New York from my expedition in the Midnight Sun.  Not solely because it now means I have responsibilities again, but I have left places behind that sparked something meaningful in me.

It has been a task to compile...

June 12, 2016

So tomorrow morning I begin the bulk of my journey here in Svalbard.  I will be boarding the Antigua, a barquentine tall ship, and setting off, even further North.

Longyearbyen is an incredible place.  It is home to just over 2,000 permanent residents and is the la...

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April 19, 2019