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Kees de Groot van Embden

Antarctica Indigo

Travel Sketchbook, February 2023

In these weeks, July 2023, when news reaches us of extreme heat waves in various parts of the world, also news reaches us that the winter ice in Antarctica is suddenly lagging dramatically behind with an area of 136.000 square kilometer, compared to what we might have expected, Drawing the Times publishes the drawing and painting diary I made of my expedition to Antarctica in February 2023. Encounter the colors of the polar ice, the intelligence of the wildlife, the mysterious depth of the sea, the spiritual and political lessons we can learn from the ice continent, a sense of which, I believe, we need for our future.

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