We describe a component of a multi-element STEAM collaboration looking to explore ideas around the life cycle of Antarctic sea ice. One of the intermediate phases of the work involved the scientist deploying partially pre-made art components. Results were modulated by weather and operational constraints and generated a sequence of images and recordings as well as greater understanding of the creative collaboration process.

Author/Artist Bio

Craig Stevens is an oceanographer who trained at the University of Western Australia and the University of British Columbia. He is now an Associate Professor with a joint position at the National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research and the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His research focus is on stratified turbulence in extreme ocean environments - for example beneath sea ice in Antarctica. He is the current President of the New Zealand Association of Scientists. Gabby O'Connor is an artist who trained at the University of Melbourne and the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. She now works as artist, educator, workshop facilitator and science communicator. Her present research interest focuses on the connection between art, science and education and how all three goals can met met within the rules of each discipline. She has been a team member on two Antarctic expeditions.

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