Ikpikpuk River by Deland Anderson. Media: Acrylic.
Aerial image of Ikpikpuk River drainage, North Slope, Alaska. This image shows the waterways of the tundra of Northern Alaska after first snowfall but before the freeze up of the rivers. Caribou calve here and for thousands of years Native Alaskans have lived with and from the caribou. The river pattern in this work is enhanced with colors to call to mind the small capillaries left clinging to the inner side of a caribou skin.