New South Pole Explorer Print

September 09, 2009


Brrr! It's getting colder out, but these two know how to stay warm! I'm a bit of a South Pole exploration, and natural history nut, and so have been wanting to do something that was a bit of an homage to figures like Ernest Shackleton, Scott, and Amundsen and the fearless canines that were ever present on those journeys. This depicts a man that is very loosely based in appearance on someone named Tom Crean. Crean, described by one of his shipmates as "indestructible", joined the likes of Shackelton and Scott for several South Pole excursions. The dog is based on a sled dog, named Shakespeare, from Shackelton's Endurance expedition. I just finished this about a week ago, and it's a 3 color screenprint.

3 comments:

  1. what a wonderful peaceful comforting image. Complimented very much by the choice of a muted palette, but surprising that the cool palette has the opposite effect of the mood. Must have something to do with the warmth of spirit that comes from being in the cold with a dog friend.

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  2. such a sweet screenprint!
    i adore it.
    the color palette is perfect.
    woof!

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