I think what fascinates me the most is the object itself and not necessarily its function, especially when it’s in front of my lens. These objects become metaphors—a block of ice becomes a mountain, a light bulb transposes from something concrete into something abstract, a discarded aluminum scrap becomes a gestural expression for the object’s elegant flow. This is what gives these objects a new sense of purpose for me.
It was a lot of trial and error. I would melt the ice blocks with a blowtorch and then re-freeze them when I had the desired shape.
Before the ice went on set, I would shock it with hot water and this would cause beautiful cracks in the blocks’ inner and outer surface. Since the lighting was already in place, there was hardly any melting.