ice cube tray

“Work with ice cubes today. Bonus: Document the piece while it melts.”

Ice cubes are not something I have hanging around,but then I thought of what ice can do, act like an archival record of time and space.

The photography of Nick Knight from his book Flora, where he photographed pressed plants from the herbarium of the Museum of Natural History in London, sparked my idea for this challenge. The luminosity of this image of the sanguinaria tree’s inflorescence speaks to the hidden magic of botany.

So out came an old ice tray and the work began…