Albatross I - Blue Crayon and pencil on artists' paper. 75 x 75 cm.
Albatross II - Inkjet print and pencil on artists' paper. 103 x 103 cm
Over the two months I was in Antarctica, the Met Officer at Rothera gave me daily, a satellite image, a pressure image and an image of winds. Here I have combined the wind diagrams over one day with the flight of an Albatross around Antarctica over 18 months. the bird is tracing the 55d latitude, which is where the warm currents are meeting the cold circumpolar current and so giving rise to a vast array of marine life. The albatross is a bird of the wind, skimming the waves in search of food.