I created this cross stitch polar bear whilst conducting my research for my Arctic residency. It has been hand embroidered using white cotton on blue linen.
I often indulge in the practice of thinking through making when developing new work and projects. This small sampler assimilates some of the motifs that have arisen through my research, namely snow flakes and the polar bear.
The polar bear has become a symbol for the Arctic and climate change as it is an animal that will hav to very quickly adapt if the Arctic changes as climate scientists have predicted.
Some of the samplers that I have been producing throoughout my Arctic studies will be available in my online shop in due course.