Mud Bank on Marsh Creek, Camden Bay

Mud Bank on Marsh Creek, Camden Bay
Colored pencil and grease pencil on paper
23 x 14.5 in

Most of the ground in the high Arctic is frozen year-round. Called "permafrost", the frozen soil may begin anywhere from six inches to many feet below the surface. The drawing above, made around midnight in late June, 1990, shows a high bank on the east side of Marsh Creek where erosion from the creek has exposed the underlying permafrost and it has begun to thaw. The sea ice of the Arctic Ocean lies on the horizon.


Image © 1990 by Dixon J. Jones

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