Justin Guariglia, JAKOBSHAVN IAcrylic, polystyrene hot rolled steel (artist's frame)192” x 133” x 1.75”, 2015-2016 Justin Guariglia, JAKOBSHAVN I
Acrylic, polystyrene
hot rolled steel (artist's frame)
192” x 133” x 1.75”, 2015-2016

Previously a photojournalist for National Geographic as well a other publications, Justin Brice Guariglia captured the featured images while flying with Operation Ice Bridge.

The photographs are abstracted images of the glaciers, ice sheets, and sea ice.The photographs capture the extent and speed that the glaciers are melting and consequently, causing rising sea levels. The images were printed with acrylic onto polystyrene creating the ever-changing surfaces of the glaciers.

Works in the show also focus on landscapes which have been ravaged by human activity such as farming and mining. The Anthropocene defines Earth's most recent geologic time period. It marks a time where the earth is heavily influenced by the actions of humans, based on overwhelming global evidence that atmospheric, geologic, hydrologic, biospheric and other earth system processes are now altered by humans.

Earth Works will feature more than 30 of the artist's works that are as valuable as science as they are as creative acts.

Earth Works: Mapping the Anthropocene will be on display at Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, from September 5 to January 7, 2018.