Todd Monaghan, 2012, 19.5"/48.25"/1", colored pencil, pencil, egg shells on synthetic board.
Northern Lights was created initially as a simple drawing on Masonite board, but evolved into an elaborate colored pencil piece. This piece takes the iconic Coca Cola logo and floats it in the Northern Lights above an animal the company has identified with over the years, the Polar Bear. The piece explores the iconic logo and man's exploitation of Mother Nature in even the most remote of places on the planet. There are traces of egg shells in this work, iconic to Monaghan's practice.