Jack Balas, 2020; ANTARCTICA (#2011); India ink on paper, 30x22 inches

  Antarctica was in my sights when I first moved to Los Angeles. I wanted to go as an artist, so I wrote proposals to science groups at Cal Tech just down the street in Pasadena, and even tried for a Guggenheim. For some reason I forgot about it over the years, especially after I saw Honolulu the first time.