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December 26, 2006

Stellar Axis

Image from Lita Albequerque's Stellar Axis

As the human presence on Antarctica continues to grow, so does the number and type of human artifacts. For instance, there's now a highway on the Antarctica.

And there's a growing amount of art. The latest work is L.A. artist Lita Albuquerque's installation "Stellar Axis". Albuquerque placed 99 blue spheres on the ice sheet at McMurdo Station, in a pattern mirroring the arrangement of stars overhead at the moment of the solstice.

For a full set of photos of the project, and a great diary on what a royal pain in the arse it is to try to do large-scale art on Antarctica, check out Albuquerque's blog.

Posted by Chris Spurgeon at December 26, 2006 04:29 PM