The last couple of months has found me throwing myself back into a more considered exploration of this ever changing freezing process. Each making is hugely influenced by the ephemera sourced in the outdoor landscapes I inhabit. The seasons have always been a big influence on the work I produce and through careful regard of my surroundings it has always been important that the otherwise overlooked side of organic regeneration is represented; to reveal the unsuspecting beauty and fragility of growth and decay.
Careful observation of unintentional happenings, phenomena's and accidents while freezing and melting, drives more experimentation forward. Influenced by these material changes, intentional, intimate, intervention is applied in order to emphasise the formation of frost, ice, cracks, fissures and textures; the internal and external fabric of each piece. Their ephemeral individuality poses such a profound and unique existence that is only captured through photography. These pieces no longer exist in their physical form.
From a teardrop to currently a more spherical form, planetary and celestial aspects have been a theme that interests me and visually produces some fabulous results. As seen above plant roots, the first autumnal leaves of the season, blackcurrants and willowherb are just some of the materials used within these many pieces. These works will continue to develop and surprise.