32alchemists My wife loved her birthday present! Thank you so much you two. It is beyond beautiful. And the whole journey was flawless. It feels like “Swans” was more than a purchase, it was an adventure of following the story of your art to our home. Thank you. Will send pics shortly.
Bruce Boyd and Tharien Smith
After a few days of experimentation we dropped some ice blocks into a swimming pool and were mesmerised by the results. When immersed in water, the ice cracked and created a totally unique canvas. Within the process of freezing and thawing, strange and exciting things happened.We spent about a year photographing more than a hundred blocks of ice-arrangements. Most of the time the conditions weren’t perfect or the ice-blocks had developed a cloudiness, which obscured the flowers. After a few months we perfected the process and were able to get together enough material for an exhibition.
The processFlowers are frozen overnight in plastic containers and then photographed at dawn in the nearest pool, stream or puddle. Upon hitting the water the ice-blocks crack randomly and together with the bubbles formed during the freezing process, create an unique picture.Why ice? "I find it fascinating that ice can preserve something and at the same time also enhance or distort the beauty of it. For a few fleeting moments, we are treated to this preserved beauty, the past encapsulated perfectly, before the ice melts and flowers wilt. "