Archiving Ice. Svalbard and San Francisco 2017-2018.
During the Arctic Circle Artist Residency in October 2017, Caroline made molds from "bergy bits" (small icebergs from calved glaciers). She painted melted wax on individual pieces of ice that washed upon the shores of Bloomstrandbreen, Svalbard in Spitsbergen. The wax molds were shipped to San Francisco. From there, different mold making processes were done to have two different reusable two-part plaster-silica molds and 4 one-part blow molds of the exact pieces of ice. In December 2017 Caroline blew glass into the molds, and the glass was coldworked and documented in North Carolina in January, 2018. The glacier water from the specific site was put back into the glass vessels, capturing the impressions, the ice, and the water from the melting north.
Thank you to Devra Freelander, Maria Enomoto, Matt Wesley, Megan Dykema, and Devon Lach for your help in this project.