Shackleton and the Sisters of Mercy

Shackleton’s 1914 mission to the Antarctic, with his crushed ship, smallboat journeys to Elephant Island and South Georgia, and crossing of the island was an extraordinary adventure story – massively successful in that he saved all of his crew, eventually. The bonus is that the whole thing was photographed and is easily imaginable, plus there’s Branagh’s and NZ tele-versions of it.
Too good to be true? Obviously. I’ll get in first before the first conspiracy theory comes out.
Done in my getting comfortable monochrome blue Antarctic/penguin phase before I took on full colour. Acrylic 20″x18″

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