The Jaunt #014 - Daniel Frost
4 colour, hand pulled, screen print.
Signed and numbered by the artist.
50 x 70 cm, frame not included.
The Glacier Express is known as the slowest express train in the world. Without a doubt there are faster ways to get from St. Moritz to Zermatt, but this seven and a half hour train ride gives you by far the most scenic experience through the Swiss Alps. The historic railway journey travels across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass, with the highest point of 2.033 meter in altitude. The spring makes for the most beautiful of sceneries with clear blue skies, green luscious meadows and snow white mountain tops.
A little word from Daniel
“There were lots of really impressive moments on the trip, but I think the biggest one was the change in landscape and weather. I don't think I was prepared for how dramatic it would be. My trip started in Geneva, where it felt like summer, but as I travelled further East the weather and landscape intensified, traveling by Lac Leman towards Brig and with St. Moritz as the final destination. Along the way the mountains became closer and closer until I was completely surrounded. The mountains gradually became whiter, and more foggy. After a 10 minute climb inside a tunnel, the journey climaxed in an amazing bright snowscape that looked like the surface of the moon - it was incredible!
The Glacier Express felt like a futuristic spaceship, with smooth minimal grey panels and glass windows that stretched to the roof of the carriage. It made me feel like I was a tourist in the future, which I really enjoyed. It is quite surreal to take in this intense landscape along the Glacier Express, while viewing it from within the train, with comfortable seats and a three course lunch. It allows you to explore every little detail as well as the whole scenery, which gives you an almost cinematic view of the beautiful nature. For my artwork I wanted to capture that contrast between the comfort and the wild epic landscape outside, while putting people in the position of myself while I was so fortunate to make this amazing journey.”