Ice Lines

Starting to think about the next studio experiment. I photographed these ice compositions a couple weeks ago. I've been thinking about winter and art and the mineral world and ice crystals. There is a sense in which art becomes more relevant or necessary in winter. There's no competing with the natural world in spring, summer and fall but the winter world of ice and crystals and snow and grayscale requires a different kind of looking to find the pattern and line and beauty in the relative absence of color. I find ice lines endlessly fascinating. Continuous lines flow around obstacles and easily shift from line to form and back again in a coherent way. I'm always trying to make negative space as compelling as the positive spaces in my compositions. This will be another look at grout as an element in their own right.