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Brinicle – Ice Finger of Death

I saw some footage of an arctic brinicle online many months ago. I was so stirred by the images of this cold, creeping finger of brine freezing it’s way across the antarctic ocean floor that I decided to do a tribute to one of nature’s great and frightening oddities. If you haven’t heard about this occurrence, I encourage you to check out the footage below and the link over to the BBC article (also with footage) – amazing to see it in action.

Never ceases to amaze me how often reality can be just as bizarre as fiction. The poor little starfish and anemones never had a chance.

BBC News Article

Watercolor & Ink

Original Music & Musical Art by Bart Castle

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  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 2 years ago

    fantastic…wow…although I couldn’t view the video I read the article…never heard or seen anything like this before….thank you for being so informative, and I really enjoy your fascinating interpretation and appreciate your empathy for the poor sea stars

  • Crazy huh? Thanks for stopping by!

    – Bart Castle

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 2 years ago

    Awesome reality check!! I never heard of this kind of thing happening for real. I definitely looks like something out of sci-fi.

  • Thanks for checking it out JR – possible subject matter for future writings?

    – Bart Castle

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 2 years ago

    I saw this video last week & viewed it several times. You have really captured its essence, with the emphasis on those unfortunate starfish. Great work, Bart!

  • Thanks, this one has more pointillism than anything I’ve done so far, it was a lot more dots than i would have guessed, lol

    – Bart Castle

  • Alison Pearce
    Alison Pearceabout 2 years ago

    A gorgeous piece

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