Frozen Poetry

Recently I have been exploring ways of presenting some poetry that I have written, and I thought I would try freezing it with fragments of nature that I have collected. I have some spherical ice moulds into which I placed small pieces of moss, lichen, ashes, soil, stones etc., along with poetry which had been cut into strips. I made 10 of these and popped them into the freezer, placing thread inside them before sealing them up.icemaking1

Filled up and ready to freeze

When they were all frozen, I waited for sun to come out, and headed off to a small copse of trees not to far from home. I needed to work quickly, as I knew they would begin to melt soon.

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After finding a few suitable branches, I tied them up fairly close to each other at varying heights, so that I could photograph them as a cluster.

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As the sunlight streamed through the trees at them they began to drip slowly…

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The frozen balls resemble marbles, or even miniature planets…which kind of tie in with my interest in topography…a wee bit

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I left my ephemeral installation to melt away, and will return later to remove any string or paper which might harm the local inhabitants.

Before I left, I took some footage of the ice balls swaying in the wind, like miniature planets in orbit. You can see it below at this link:

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