Sermersuaq

The second largest body of ice in the world after the Antarctic ice sheet, Sermersuaq covers 80 percent of Greenland’s surface and extends up to 4 kilometers deep in some places. With the acceleration of glacial melt at its edges, Sermersuaq is losing 200 billion tons of ice per year, contributing twice as much as the Antarctic to rising sea levels. On a recent expedition to the Arctic Thomas’s work focuses on the immense retreat and melting of the ice sheet’s Western edge where a new black, rocky deserts cape is expanding as the ice creaks, groans and disintegrates. Thomas’s resulting abstract photographic explorations reveal the dynamic, sublime and enigmatic qualities of Sermersuaq, inviting the viewer to contemplate their own relationship with this isolated, fragile and ephemeral icescape.

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