Glacier Project
Recent works and research

  • an in-depth observational colour study of glacial ice
  • recording daily colour observations of the Argentière Glacier
  • experimental Glacial Blue printworks exploring colour volume/density/mass

Background

Based on personal and observational experience the project proposes a visual study of glaciers as opposed to a scientific study – not as attempt to re-work or reject a scientific approach, but simply to offer an alternative interpretation of glaciers. Something to provide poetry – poetry that science sometimes filters out in the pursuit of objective discourse.

The motivation is finely balanced between the outside and inside – nature first, studio second. Living by the Argentière glacier (May 2008 – May 2010) provided a constant reminder of it’s beauty, scale and light – I thought perhaps it would become familiar by its habitual presence, but, for me it’s complexity grew, I was constantly re-amazed, re-energized and re-awed by it’s blue mass resting above the valley.

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PART FOUR
Colour Study
Argentière Glacier, Mont-Blanc Massif, French Alps, March 2010

PART THREE
Colour Study
Argentière Glacier, Mont-Blanc Massif, French Alps, May 2008 – Feburary 2010

PART TWO
Field Study
Le Tour Glacier, Mont-Blanc Massif, French Alps, September 2007

PART ONE
Academic Research and Development

MA Communication Art and Design, Royal College of Art, London, 2006 – 2007

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Comment

Your glacier books are very beautiful.
Alice Rawsthorn (International Herald Tribune)

You add a new dimension to the way we look at glaciers.
Prof. Michael J. Hambrey, Centre for Glaciology, Aberystwyth

I love your work. I do hope we can collaborate in the future.
Elena Foster, CEO Ivory Press

Your work is very strange and beautiful.
Robert Macfarlane, Author (Mountains of the Mind: a history of a fascination)

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