The Polar world of ice is an endless source of inspiration. Often seen as a last true wilderness, the Polar caps are undergoing extensive change. Increasing pollution, and rising temperatures are exacerbating these changes, contributing to a rapid and uncertain future. While many of us will never have the opportunity to travel to these wild locations, it is possible to experience it's wonder through other means - through the work of people like James Balog, Paul Nicklin and David Buckland. Combined with my own memorable visit to Iceland, much of my work is a response to the stories, films and photographs that others have kindly shared.
I am fascinated by the movement of ice, and marks created by natural elements. The ice holds the earths ancient history - once melted it will never be replaced. My work is a celebration of this fragile environment..
"Burning, This Cold Library of Ice" (David Buckland) Artist Book, Accordion Structure Fabriano Paper, Ink
Ice Paintings Vast expanses of ice, cut through with a slice of blue.
Ripples Held in a Slumber of Blue. Ice Matters - Artist Book, inspired by the work of James Balog and the Earth Vision Institute. (56cm x 28cm)
Are We Listening? Words Dissolve Along with the Ice. A series of pages Handmade Paper, Text, Ink (15cm x 10 cm)
"All is not well in the cold and salty deep" Sara Wheeler. Ice paintings
Ice Matters A river of melt water runs through the centre of each book. Artist Book Coptic Binding, Fabriano Paper, Ink. 18cm x 9.5 cm