I am currently painting all Arctic wildlife using white impasto paint on
white canvas, with color only for the eyes or other colorful aspects of
the head. When light interacts with the impasto paint, it creates shadows,
and the shadows are the image which the viewer sees. In most images, I
also create fractal patterns which provide “fill” shadowing
to make the images more visible. When I first began this work, I thought
there might be about 50 or 60 living creatures in the Arctic & sub-arctic
regions around the North Pole. I have discovered that there are thousands
including birds, animals, visible sea life, plankton, bugs, and a very
large number of plants.
As white is the color for healing, the painting ‘Cranes’,
was chosen for this facility with the knowledge that white cranes are
revered as symbols of strength and longevity.