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Ice Experiments

Every year in Fraser, Colorado since 2016, I create public art which humans can interact with, and is an exercise in the impermanence of things.
Milk cartons, food coloring and water,
create experiments of light and color.
The weather is a player,
as well as snow banks to build on.
Crawl inside of these universes of color,


and become a living kaleidoscope.
Reflecting the surrounding landscape.
Becoming part of the landscape.
Excavated from the snow.


The colors are intoxicating,
—  like paint chip supply strips  —
that people can walk among.
Or be wrapped in a Fibonacci spiral.
A space to be alone,
with the blue sky.
When filled with light, the Golden Mean.
As the experiments melt,
they take on a skeletal quality, and die.
Numbers & nature. Nature & numbers.
A binary sequence.
110011 = 51