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Ice Series

Firn Ocean, etching w/chine colle, 24" x 18", 2011
Firn Ocean, etching w/chine colle, 24" x 18", 2011
Augur, etching w/chine colle, 24” x 18, 2011
Augur, etching w/chine colle, 24” x 18, 2011
Depth Strata 2, etching w/chine colle, collograph, 24” x 18, 2010
Depth Strata 2, etching w/chine colle, collograph, 24” x 18, 2010
Melt Layers (Silver), etching w/chine colle, 24” x 18”, 2012
Melt Layers (Silver), etching w/chine colle, 24” x 18”, 2012
Depth Strata 8 (Glow), etching w/chine colle, collograph, 24” x 18, 2012
Depth Strata 8 (Glow), etching w/chine colle, collograph, 24” x 18, 2012
Depth Strata 12, etching ,chine colle, collograph, 24” x 18”, 2012
Depth Strata 12, etching ,chine colle, collograph, 24” x 18”, 2012
Firn Strata Horizon, etching w/chine colle, 24” x 18”, 2012
Firn Strata Horizon, etching w/chine colle, 24” x 18”, 2012
Pine Island Basin, etching w/chine colle, 24” x 18”, 2012
Pine Island Basin, etching w/chine colle, 24” x 18”, 2012

The Ice Series prints are part of the Deep Ice, Deep Time project, focused on ice core science. Between 2008 and 2014, I created an assortment of etching and collograph plates, printed in a myriad of combinations – much like the infinite variety of ice crystal formations. They track the transformation of snow crystals to solid ice, and shift between scales. There are microscopic structures of firn ice, glacier forms, and satellite images of colossal ice sheets.

While absorbed in the fascinating patterns, I momentarily forget what inspired these images. I began looking at ice cores out of a concern for the environment and to learn about climate science. It required me to look deeply at the collective effects of our civilization on earths systems. Creating and organizing the structure and colors of icy worlds is a means of mourning and acceptance.

Depth Sounding I, etching w/chine colle, 8” x 8”, 2008
Depth Sounding I, etching w/chine colle, 8” x 8”, 2008
Crevasse II Sounding II, etching w/chine colle, 8” x 8”, 2009
Crevasse II Sounding II, etching w/chine colle, 8” x 8”, 2009
Firn I (lattice), etching w/chine colle, 8” x 8”, 2009
Firn I (lattice), etching w/chine colle, 8” x 8”, 2009
Strata I Strata II (firn), etching w/chine colle, 8” x 8”, 2009
Strata I Strata II (firn), etching w/chine colle, 8” x 8”, 2009
Gas Strata I, etching w/chine colle, 8” x 8”, 2009
Gas Strata I, etching w/chine colle, 8” x 8”, 2009
Gas Bubble Augur, etching w/chine colle, 8” x 8”, 2014
Gas Bubble Augur, etching w/chine colle, 8” x 8”, 2014
Easton Strata I (blue), etching w/chine colle, 8” x 8”, 2009
Easton Strata I (blue), etching w/chine colle, 8” x 8”, 2009
Firn Ice I, etching w/chine colle, 8” x 8”, 2014
Firn Ice I, etching w/chine colle, 8” x 8”, 2014
FirnI FirnII StrataI, etching w/chine colle, 8” x 8”, 2014
FirnI FirnII StrataI, etching w/chine colle, 8” x 8”, 2014