The inspiration behind Head Above Water came from reading an article about a polar bear and her cub that had swam for around 22 hours searching for ice flows. As I read the article, in my mind’s eye, I brought myself down to the polar bear’s level, imaging the look of desperation, struggle and fear on her face. I wanted to capture this look, the fear and desperation. As it turned out, the cub had perished. As for the fate of Head Above Water, I leave that up to the viewer. It is up to us to either preserve or neglect our environment.
Framed dimensions 34 1/2 x 27 1/2