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Scott Hansen

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In 1989 my friend David Mollett asked me if I might be interested in going on a painting adventure into the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the early summer of 1990. The plan was to visit some of the areas within the refuge that are potential sites for oil exploration and extraction on the coastal plain near Camden Bay.

Strangely, my most successful pieces from that trip were those that I did while working in and around an abandoned Defense Early Warning radar site within the refuge on the coast near Camden Bay. The military left behind buildings, junk, vehicles, aircraft and thousands of empty fuel barrels.

As a witness to the scars left on this wilderness area by what could have been a relatively minor intrusion, I think that we should use great caution when we look to this place as a site for resource development.


Bombardier
Pencil on paper
20 x 15 in
1990
Bombardier
Alkyd on canvas
20 x 15 in
1990
Bombardier— A.N.W.R.
Acrylic on canvas
72 x 46 in
1990

Bombardier— A.N.W.R.
Regular linocut
20 x 15 in
1990

Marsh Creek
Alkyd on canvas
20 x 15 in
1990
 
DEW Line Buildings
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 48 in
1991
DEW Line Buildings
Reduction linocut
15 x 20 in
1991
Sadlerochits
Alkyd on canvas
20 x 15 in
1990
Carter Creek
Alkyd on canvas
15 x 20 in
1990
 
         
  Artwork ©1990-2007 by Scott Hansen. Used with permission of the artist.