Melting Ice-Ontario is a site-specific installation for the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Feb 15. 2015 - highlights the beauty of ice while referencing the retreat of glaciers around the world. As the sculpture melts, it mimics the fantastic shapes of natural ice formations such as icebergs by producing caverns, streams, calving slabs. To date, the artist has created four outdoor site-specific ice installations: for the Second Kathmandu International Art Festival (2012); at the Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, Washington (2013); and at the El Paso Museum of Art, Texas (2014).
Duwadi first addressed climate change in Red Earth-Vanishing Ice (2008), a mixed-media, site-specific installation at the Sundaram Tagore Gallery in New York City. The artist suspended a block of ice from a ceiling water pipe that he wrapped in yak-hair rope. Each day, the ice was replenished and left to slowly melt on a rock nestled within a sculptural assemblage of handmade vessels. The installation symbolized the purity of water, its scarcity as a natural resource, and the meltdown of Himalayan glaciers.
Installation was created with help from: Harry Punno, John Kohne, Steve Kuin, James Felice, Mike Beynon, Tim Savay, John Graham, Chip Yarwood, Steve Jacobs, Lorena Jurdana, Anna Stanisz, Lorraine Matheson, Rachel D’Oliveria, Elyse Martin, Wendy Campbell and Barbara Matilsky.
Sculpture is 80 x 80 inches squire cube made of 60 ice blocks ( 40 x 20 x 9 inches ) & LED light