ABOUT THE WORK 

Whale Bay, Antarctica, No. 4

Zaria Forman's In Human Time installation featured a reproduction of Whale Bay, Antarctica, No. 4, 84x144, 2016 and a time-lapse video (below) depicting the process of making the work.

In Forman's drawings, we see at once an almost clinical degree of expository detail and the immediate, warm power of human touch. Whale Bay, Antarctica, No. 4 depicts calved glacial ice that has been grounded in the shallow water of Whale Bay in Western Antarctica. Shallow bays such as this are called “iceberg graveyards,” with wind and water sculpting the grounded icebergs into unimaginable shapes as they slowly melt away, sometimes over years.

The original work is in private collection, and the reproduction was displayed courtesy of Winston Wächter Fine Art, Seattle WA.

 A view of Forman's installation from Fifth Avenue, where the piece was presented to the public for four weeks, 24-hours a day.

A view of Forman's installation from Fifth Avenue, where the piece was presented to the public for four weeks, 24-hours a day.

 Two visitors examine the work. Credit: Sari Goodfriend.

Two visitors examine the work. Credit: Sari Goodfriend.

Credit: Zaria Forman

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