2002-2003 Science Planning Summary

Artists & Writers

Mr. Guy Guthridge
Program Manager


NSF/OPP (none)
Station: Palmer Station
RPSC POC: Elaine Hood
Research Site(s): Palmer Station vicinity

terra incognita: anvers island and surrounding area
Mr. Scott M. Kelley
Groundfish, Inc.

Deploying Team Members: Scott Kelley
Research Objectives: In the artists words, "even though i am an artist, not a scientist, i look at things in terms of scientific exploration. i simply want to observe and document as much as possible during my time on the peninsula, from flora to fauna, landscape to seascape, icebergs and glaciers. ultimately, they will all find their way into my work, either through painting or drawing, books or photographs."

Mr. Kelley’s recent painting has featured meticulously crafted watercolors of the flotsam and jetsam of the U.S. Atlantic seaboard. He will apply this medium to the Antarctic, painting icebergs, rocks, fishes, and other found objects with the “ironic antiquity” that is characteristic of his Montauk work. The artist expects to produce one or more exhibitions and a catalog or a small book from his antarctic work.

Field Season Overview:
Mr. Kelley will work at Palmer Station and vicinity, joining science teams at their field sites. He and the other artist on station at the same time, James Woodside ( WO-223-O), will travel to and work at field locations together, as practicable.