The works explore the relationship between ice and light, transformation literally, figuratively and abstractly. I wanted to draw links between light and perception, water and change, referring both to the melting ice caps and photographic processes.
My practice has explored our altered landscapes, in an abstract way, exploring negative space, and particularly transition.
Our ice caps are melting. As the ice melts new landscapes, new landforms are created. And scientists say that more light is absorbed onto the earth’s surface as part of this process, further accelerating global warming.
Photograms capture the transition from ice to water. Ice not only reflects but also refracts light, and the resulting images reveal fascinating patterns and textures. Drips and spots reference the constantly changing polar landscape and man’s marks.
Duratrans document the transformation of a 200 kg block of ice, with light piercing through it. The resulting images are like glacier landscapes looking down from above, the blue is the water flowing out from the (white) ice. Black and white duratrans are superimposed layers, highlighting the filtering and distortion of our vision.
As we reflect on our world, our perceptions can be refracted, we ‘put on ice’ the actions we need to take.