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After painting the California coast almost exclusively for the past 20 years, Wassmann is now focused on a series of oils based upon his journey to Antarctica and its islands. Antarctica is rarely visited. It is remote and unforgiving but also stunningly beautiful, and changes there may very well impact the lives of everyone on the planet. Not only does the melting and disintegration of the ice shelves and glaciers contribute to sea level rise but also as the continent warms, weather and ocean currents will change.

Wassmann hopes that this new series of paintings, which will be featured at the New York Art Expo to mark the beginning of International Polar Year (IPY), will raise awareness of the threat posed by these changes. Based on his photographs taken of the Antarctic Peninsula, the paintings depict not only the glaciers and icebergs but also the whales, penguins and other marine life that thrive in this unique ecosystem.

Wassmann traveled down the peninsula to the Antarctic Circle in 1998 and photographed it extensively with both 35mm film and a 4x5 view camera. With stops at Paradise Bay, Port Lockroy and the Lemere Channel the images that were captured inspired him to create a series of oil paintings.
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34118 Pacific Coast Hwy. #1
Dana Point, CA 92629
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