Oblong (Kuršiu Marios)
charcoal on ice, 290 x 149cm (2014)

Charcoal was made, powdered, and sifted onto the frozen Curonian Lagoon, during my residency at Nida Art Colony, Lithuania. On the install day during misty weather, the velvety-black charcoal sat on top of the undulating ice. By day three the sun caused the charcoal to absorb more sunlight and ice below to melt, followed by a freezing night when it re-froze flat. The charcoal then sank and was suspended in ice about an inch below the surface. The rectangle soon dropped out leaving a pool of water before all the ice completely melted.

Images: (1) day one, charcoal sits on the surface; (2) day eight, charcoal disappears beneath the surface; (3) day nine, the ice below the charcoal melts

photo: Natascha Paganelli

photo: Natascha Paganelli