Typography on Ice April 2, 2013 – Tags: Installation, Typography
Ice Typography is a series by Canadian artist Nicole Dextras that revels in impermanence.
Dextras constructs provocative text out of ice, installs it on a wintry landscape and waits for Mother Nature to do her thing. For the “temperature determines how long it will take for them to change state from solid to liquid. This phase of transition becomes symbolic of the interconnectedness of language and culture to the land as they are affected by time and by a constant shifting and transforming nature.”
Dextras continues “The visual poetry in this series aims to subvert the authority of the English language and the commerce of signage by representing words as vulnerable and shifting. Ice Typography absorbs light, melts and eventually leaves no trace”
h/t Visual News; Massive Ice Typography With A Message: