Project Description

Icy, Smooth and Slippery, 2014.
Ice, tin buckets, timber pallet and tank stand.
Approximately 200 cm height x 120 cm wide x 120 cm deep.

Icy, Smooth and Slippery, 2014. (detail)

Icy, Smooth and Slippery, 2014. (detail)

Icy, Smooth and Slippery, 2014. (detail)

Icy, Smooth and Slippery, 2014. (detail)

Icy, Smooth and Slippery, 2014.

In Icy, Smooth and Slippery, I examined the effects from the ice melting, which was determined by the surrounding temperature. Ice exudes coolness, altering the temperature within its environment. Furthermore, ice consists of a loose, slippery and at the same time hard surface. The essence of ice speaks to a range of senses.

This project was comprised of blocks of ice stacked on top of a tank stand. Temperature was observed as the ice melted from the sunshine seeping through the skylight. The shape of the ice was continually affected by the constantly changing climate.

Sound was stimulated as the ice made a ping, pang, ping sound falling into tin buckets, while a subtle scent of eucalyptus, inserted into the buckets, drifted through the air.