30 May 2006

Columbia Glacier

Columbia Glacier, 2006, plastic over plywood, 29"x95"x39".

Columbia Glacier has no armature. It was constructed by temporarily arranging concentric topographic rings into a three-dimensional shape, and then pouring fast-curing plastic through the skeletal plywood form. The weight of the plastic and the unstructural quaity of the plywood caused quite a bit of initial deformation. Eventually, enough plastic accreted on the plywood to cement the form together and create a structurally sound sculpture.

This piece is based on a real glacier in Alaska that is, of course, receeding.


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