About this Artwork
Thaw Series is a new series of drawings where the artist continues her work touching upon environmental matters.
They are freehand drawings on two layers on plastic paper depicting the process of ice turning into water. The layering of subtle shades of blue coloured pencils combined with graphite in a repetitive manner creates the simultaneously feeling of something fragile being built and something precious vanishing at the same time.
Peerna is aware of the glaciers melting rapidly on both poles as the result of climate change.
About the Artist
Jaanika Peerna is an Estonian-born artist whose work encompasses drawing, video, installations and performances. She creates abstract drawings on thin plastic paper through intuitive physical movements inspired by, and reminiscent of dance.
She lives and works in New York, Berlin and Tallinn.