ICE SHIFTS

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Environmental artist Nicole Dextras uses ice to create unique sculptures where various items of clothing are suspended within blocks of ice. The clothing is set as if it’s merely just fluttered off of its wearer. Seeing one of these Ice Shifts, standing upright, back-lit with light piercing through the sheer colorful fabric, one could be fooled into thinking them ghostly.

Dextras says, “Although frozen in time, the garments appear to dance, simultaneously forming and deforming, like unmasked shape shifters.” The temporary installations stand only as long as the ice holds, and the artist believes the ephemeral nature of each piece is meant to raise an awareness of the connections between humans and the environment.

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via MyModernMet