Nicole Dextras Freezes Garments in Solid Blocks of Ice

 Nicole Dextras Freezes Garments in Solid Blocks of Ice
nicole dextras freezes garments in solid blocks of iceUsing ice as both her photographic and sculptural medium, environmental artist nicole dextras freezes garments of varying season, texture, and fabric in frosted volumes, highlighting the wardrobe’s skeletal qualities.
Nicole Dextras Freezes Garments in Solid Blocks of Icethe tropical beach stand shirt (detail)

Nicole Dextras Freezes Garments in Solid Blocks of Icesmall town circus clown
Nicole Dextras Freezes Garments in Solid Blocks of Icethe lacy summer top
Nicole Dextras Freezes Garments in Solid Blocks of Ice(left) small town circus clown (detail)
(right) the lacy summer top (detail) 

‘pharos’ — an iteration in the series of ice encased clothing — consists of six blocks of frozen water with intricate ensembles embedded within. the sheer fibers and cloths trapped inside the glacial masses allow natural sunlight to filter through, overall establishing a wall of crystalline luminosity. the 5 foot-high masses have been built outdoors and represent the early days of winter carnivals. 
Nicole Dextras Freezes Garments in Solid Blocks of Ice‘pharos’ at the winterlude festival in ottawa canada
Nicole Dextras Freezes Garments in Solid Blocks of Ice(left) female green scarf, from the pharos series
(right) female lace cameo, from the pharos series

Nicole Dextras Freezes Garments in Solid Blocks of Ice(left) female shawl, from the pharos series
(right) male lace cuffs, from the pharos series

Nicole Dextras Freezes Garments in Solid Blocks of Ice(left) male red scarf, from the pharos series
(right) male wool socks, from the pharos series

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