November 1st - 29th, 2013
Melting Ice, November 1st - 29th 2013, was a site-specific installation for the Vanishing Ice: Alpine & Polar Landscapes in Art 1725 - 2012 exhibition at the Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher courtyard. Created with approximately 120 blocks of ice, each: 36 x 14 x 14 in. Melting Ice references the beauty of ice and the dramatic loss of alpine and polar glaciers around the world. It also reflects the role of ice in Bellingham’s history.
In collaboration with Bellingham Cold Storage, the sculpture was assembled with blocks of ice from the company's old icehouse and left to melt. A variety of fossils, some dating to the Ice Age, is embedded in the cube and will be revealed as the ice melts. Fossils are time capsules into the earth’s natural history.
In November 2012 a rendition of Melting Ice was created for the 2nd Kathmandu International Art Festival .