Abington artist explores another world in the Arctic

Bonnie Levinthal, associate professor of art at Penn State Abington, spent 18 days working with other artists and scientists near the Arctic Circle last fall. Levinthal’s Arctic-inspired exhibit, "Another World; by a route obscure … ", is on view through Feb. 24 at Napoleon gallery in Philadelphia.

Suminogashi by Bonnie Levinthal

Detail of suminogashi Bonnie Levinthal created with seawater and sumi ink on the deck of a tall ship in the Arctic Circle. The unique patterns were made solely by the rock of the ship, and the colors reflect those in the Arctic landscape: snow, black rock, glaciers, ice, and the soft changing colors of dusk.