It was with great pleasure i found myself back at Leeds Arts University exhibiting as part of the TCL Art Collective in October. We were commissioned to produce work to exhibit on the main stairway of the University leading up to the 2nd floor. Over the years I have passed this stairway many times in my time at the University and having the opportunity to show work in this space opposite the timeline of now famous alumni has been a great honour.
I chose the work pictured above 'Illumination' as my main piece. Its likeness 'Earthrise' the first image taken of earth from the moons surface in 1968 by astronaut Bill Andres was one of the reason i chose this particular piece. 'Earthrise' was also the first image recognised as kick starting the Environmental Movement. I discovered this image while on my degree in Interdisciplinary Art & Design and still it informs my practice today as an Environmental Artist.
Because there are 6 framed works and 5 TCL members the 6th frame will be presented as a second piece of work from us all on rotation for approx 1 month each. I will be the second one up which should be from around the week beginning 5/11/18 so if your in and around the Uni take a look at my second piece of work....it is very different to the main piece.....let me know what you think!!
The ice pieces just keep on developing which does make me happy! There is so much more to discover with this work and with every making and producing of a piece i discover some new phenomena in which i can harness. Shown here in the images above is a small insight into work produced over the past couple of months. Particular detail has been taken in the development of purposely manipulated surfaces to enable the forming of textures which become visible when the ice sculptures are brought out of freezing temperatures. A rime of frost forms on the surface of the pieces when they hit room temperature creating a beautiful delicate and short lived coating. Other exploration into creating and refining more spherical moon and planetary like forms have also been of particular further development.
Carefully observing the way in which the ice forms rapidly change and transform while interchanging environments, the capture of these changes through photography is swift. Each of these pieces are extremely unique and after full melt they no longer exist; they are extinct and it is only through photography that their presence remains.