My work experimenting with the freezing method is now developing and I am exploring the making of teardrop style frozen forms that encase/hold materials within them. At a recent crit, a fellow MA student mentioned the similarity of the work to the semi precious stone of Amber. A fossilised tree resin Amber holds within it insects and detritus of the time it was formed and has been used as a decorative object since Neolithic times. It is the encasing of a moment in time, forever, that is fascinating about the material.
In contrast, by freezing the detritus within a frozen form is only encased during the time the water is frozen. The melting process releases the materials from within it. These challenges are ahead of me if I am to move forward with embracing this most precarious and beautiful of processes. #ice #challenges
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