Frozen World Ice Sculptures
This project is inspired by a work in the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery Collection, titled Your Memory of Rain Encased, 1976 by Dane Mitchell.
Dane Mitchell loves how liquids and gases can be frozen in time! ⠀
Lets create a frozen world of our own and experiment with salt and food colouring to see how they react with ice!
You will need:
Cake tins or old containers - A bunch of different shapes and sizes / whatever you can find in the kitchen. (These will need to fit in your freezer)
Toys / little characters or animals⠀
Food colouring / Sprinkles
Artist: Dane Mitchell
Title: Your Memory of Rain Encased (UV Release)
Production date: 2010
Media: UV release encapsulated perfume, glass, silver nitrate, silicon, springs.
Collection Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth.
Acquired with assistance from the Govett-Brewster Foundation.
Make frozen shapes in ice, using old cake tins or containers found in your kitchen cupboard at home.
Fill the containers with water and add old toys. ⠀
Pop them in your freezer overnight to freeze.⠀
Once they are frozen through, take them out of the freezer, put the shapes of ice on a tray and create your own frozen world.
Can you stack them or create a structure?
Now, lets add food colouring and salt!
Play and experiment, see how the ice melts and cracks
How long does it take before your toys are free from the ice?⠀
Are there little toy animals frozen in time too?⠀
Are you an adventurer exploring a lost frozen land?
What can you find there?⠀
How did your artwork turn out? We would love to see your creation!
Share it with us, take a photo and share it on Instagram with the hashtag #GBCreate or email it to us: email@example.com and we can share it for you.⠀⠀