'.....that was worth stopping for....a moment of calm in my busy Saturday.......'
The above was an instant response to an image of one of the frozen forms I have recently been developing. It highlighted similarities to the beautiful film below by Tom Welsh & Narrated by American Conservationist Bob Marshall. I was struck how the Alaskan wilderness and my ice forms generated a pure and exquisite aesthetic.
By embedding body and mind into this wilderness natures spectacle is observed as a unity. This wilderness is free from mechanical sights, sounds and smells. External thoughts are forgotten. Any thoughts of what it/the landscape resembles is not even contemplated. For the time the spectator looks he forgets his own world there are no questions about what it looks like or the personal gratification. The viewer forgets his/hers own soul. There is only one sensation left to feel; 'exquisiteness'
The Alaskan Wilderness is a far removed from my ice forms but, these forms do convey so much aesthetic beauty. The exquisite ice patterns that form within the ice are stunning. The matter held within the ice generates such a contrast of ethereal light and dark they enable the viewer to' loose' themselves within its essence.
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