Ice Floes Silver (framed)
by Barbara Rae RA
This new RA Edition is now on display in the Keeper's House Bar at the Royal Academy of Arts.
|Dimensions||42 x 42cm|
|Fabric & material||Carborundum|
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This new small-scale unique carborundum print is part of an ongoing series of work made during and following Rae’s travels by ship through the Arctic waters. Following in her namesake, explorer Dr. John Rae (who she is not related to, but very much inspired by), Rae has now made several journeys taking photographs and making sketches and small paintings in her cabin, which form the starting point for larger works and prints upon her return. In these prints, Rae layers on a silvery ink which sparkles against the darker blues and purples of the night sky in the Arctic that she encountered on her travels. As the freezing conditions made working from life impossible, these prints were produced in Aberdeen at Peacock studios upon the artist’s return. An ice floe is a large pack of floating ice often defined as a flat piece at least 20 m across at its widest point, and up to more than 10 km across.
About Barbara Rae RA
Barbara Rae RA studied at Edinburgh College of Art from 1961 to 1965. After graduating, Rae was awarded a travel scholarship, taking her to work in France and Spain in 1966. Her travels provide her with an endless source of inspiration - she continues to work in Spain and often works on the west coast of Scotland, in Ireland, and recently... Go to artist page