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Zero Degrees Celsius

Featuring unique photographs of flowers, fynbos and natural objects encapsulated in ice,

this collaboration between artist Tharien Smith and photographer Bruce Boyd defines an exciting new aesthetic. Beyond the palpable beauty of these images lies a fascination with the strange qualities of ice as a medium: it has the ability to perfectly preserve something, however
fragile, while at the same time enhancing or distorting its appearance to the viewer.

“ice contains no future , just the past, sealed away. As if they’re alive, everything in the world is sealed up inside, clear and distinct. Ice can preserve all kinds of things that way- cleanly, clearly. That’s the essence of ice, the role it plays.”  Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping WomanIMG_0228