The Mirror Crack’d From Side To Side

Art inspired by the disintegration of the Arctic Ice Cap

The Mirror Crack'd From Side To Side

The Mirror Crack'd From Side To Side - Jim Hunt - With apologies to Sidney Harold Meteyard

Out flew the web and floated wide
The mirror crack’d from side to side;
“The curse is come upon me,” cried
The Lady of Shalott.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson
From “The Lady of Shalott

Narcissus - "A-Team" - With apologies to Caravaggio

Looking Forward, Looking Back - "A-Team" - With apologies to Caravaggio

In the Bloodshot Eye of the Beholder - Kasia B. Turajczyk

In the Bloodshot Eye of the Beholder - Kasia B. Turajczyk

4 thoughts on “The Mirror Crack’d From Side To Side

  1. Those images are wonderful. I hope people will also be inspired to look up what is happening in the Arctic, which inspired these.
    http://neven1.typepad.com/blog/2013/03/looking-forward-looking-back.html

    and for those not exhausted by some very technical but vitally alive interactions about what is happening there now, with animations and whatall about the current breakup and what it means, this:
    http://neven1.typepad.com/blog/2013/03/crack-is-bad-for-you-and-sea-ice.html

  2. Hi Susan,

    Thanks very much for your kind words. This little project was inspired in part by the Worldwide Fund for Nature’s “Earth Hour” last night. Have you heard of it before? If so did you turn off some or all of your lights?

    http://econnexus.org/a-new-world-view-from-nasa/#NightLight

    Unfortunately whilst raising awareness of these issues is of course vitally important, the rapid changes taking place in the Arctic at the moment are already “baked in” to the system. For anyone interested in even more in the way of “vitally alive interactions about what is happening there now” there’s also the prior interactions:

    The Cracks of Dawn

    and the latest interactions:

    Arctic Freezing Season Ends with a Loud Crack

    and the alternative interactions:

    Fragmentation Event. Will it have impact over the summer melt season?

    Jim

  3. Hi Susan,

    Thanks very much for that suggestion. I emailed Greenpeace, including a link to this page. They haven’t got back to me yet though.

    We have lingered in the chambers of the sea
    By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown
    Till human voices wake us, and we drown.

    Thomas Stearnes Eliot
    From “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

    Thanks very much for that suggestion John

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