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IN/FLUX


This work was created during an Art Residency at the Banff Art Center in Alberta in the winter of 2005. Banff is a ski resort town set in the Rocky Mountains and it is a prime example of the influx of commercial interest incorporated into a wilderness landscape.

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Text detail
Detail of indented letters filled with green slush.


◄ In/Flux

Ice block set on a hilltop with a View of the Bow River below. The historic Banff Spring Hotel is situated up river.

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Palimpsest
Block of ice with text embossed into the ice and filled with snow. The ice was frozen between 2 trees with slush.
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Toboggan Art
A toboggan was used to bring the ice blocks to the site.
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UnCover
2 ice blocks, 6' high with garment and text.
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Moulds
Wooden forms filled with water with the dress inside. Ice has just formed on the top.
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Cover
Detail of the word Cover filled with lime green slush.