“ICE CUBED” & “ICE SHEET” SERIES
SCULPTURE FORMS MIMICKING DEEP COLD ICE MATERIAL JUXTAPOSITIONED AGAINST CONTRASTING ENVIRONMENTAL BACKGROUNDS, ARCHITECTURE, AND LANDSCAPES.
BUILD & CONSTRUCTION PROCESS
ICE AS MINIMAL AND YET ALSO MONUMENTAL SCULPTURE FORM WAS DESIGNED TO SUGGEST QUALITIES OF COLD, REFECTED SURFACE TEXTURES, AND OPAQUE TRANSPARENCIES.
Some ice shapes incorporate geometric, square openings on the surface face, linking previous produced work of paintings and sculptures. Windows or openings from which the viewer can observe background details release visual tension from or around the flat surface plane. Sculpture forms are intended to minimally replicate fractured bulk ice mass visually and philosophically.
Construction of the replicated ice forms is created in cast glass or textured plastic sheet plates.
Weight factors are a consideration for transportation to difficult locations. The sculptures are designed to be portable for various terrains in different weather situations.
PHOTO DOCUMENTATION & DIGITAL PRINT PRODUCTION
EACH COMPLETED SCULPTURE IS AN ART PIECE IN AND OF ITSELF. THE PROJECT WAS EXPANDED TO INCLUDE LANDSCAPE AND INTERIOR SITE-SPECIFIC DOCUMENTATION AS A VISUAL COMMENT ON THE RELATIONSHIP OF DEEP COLD TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCE.
The positioning and photographing of the original ice sculptures in varied backgrounds is an artistic statement representing the connection and importance of arctic and alpine ice as a climate mechanism. By digitally depicting various replicated ice in everyday environments and situations, the intent is to suggest the vital environmental interconnection between oceans, landmasses, contemporary technologies, and global population.