Artwork / 2018 / The Tip of the Iceberg

a polar bear standing on a small iceberg supported by trash and dead fish
Gwenn Seemel
The Tip of the Iceberg
acrylic on panel
14 x 11 inches


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The tiny details in the trash heap are my favorite part of this image. In 2008 I painted dead fish and in 2015 I painted human skulls, but the rest of the jumble—including the little plastic soldier—was new. For more about the making of this painting, check out this video.

polar bear
detail image